Walking Wednesday, a school tradition

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[Courtesy of Frank Pannucci] Bay Head students and Mayor William Curtis gathered at the clock tower before walking to Bay Head Elementary School.

BAY HEAD — An estimated 40 children and 20 adults participated in National Walk to School Day to Bay Head Elementary with Mayor William Curtis leading the walk carrying the Bay Head School flag throughout the walk.

“The walk was outstanding. That was our national walk to school day and our tenth anniversary of doing it. We do it every week, some of the children that live near the school get a ride to the clock tower, then we walk back to the school, so it’s pretty cool,” said the mayor. 

While National Walk to School Day takes place annually on Oct. 6, in the Bay Head school district, walking Wednesday takes place each week. In the Bay Head school district the walking Wednesday begins on Sept. 15 and is held until Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Following the winter, the walk starts back up again in March. 

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Each week students meet up for the walk at the clock tower on Bridge Avene in the municipal parking lot at 7:30 a.m., and they begin the walk to school at 7:40 a.m. as a community. 

Students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to participate in the walk each week. 

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