The Albert S. Hall School in Waterville successfully launched a daily walking school bus this spring, as part of the statewide Walking School Bus Program. The WSB coordinator told us, “Teachers have reported that students participating in the WSB come to school more alert and ready to learn.” All are looking forward to starting up the program again when school re-opens in September.
A. S. Hall School also held their annual BIG WALK to School in May. Over 95 students, parents, school staff and volunteers walked from the High School to the A. S. Hall School with hand-drawn signs, balloons and smiles.
All smiles and fun on the first day of the Walking School Bus!
The folks from the South End Neighborhood Association (SENA) in Waterville, along with help from the Maine Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Education Program, organized another fabulous Bike Swap & Rodeo. Many volunteers, along with the Waterville Police Dept, helped with the event. 37 new bikes and 7 used ones (44 total) left with new owners. And many children practiced their biking skills on the rodeo course seen in the video here.
This young rider learns the Rules of the Road during the SENA bike rodeo