Nine Chesterfield County schools are scheduled to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Two are from the...

Nine Chesterfield County schools are scheduled to participate in the upcoming International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Two are from the Village News readership area, Bellwood Elementary and Elizabeth Davis Middle School.

International Walk to School Day raises awareness about the benefits of walking and biking, as well as what its proponents, the Partnership for a Walkable America consider a “need” for safe walking routes to schools. The celebration began in 1997 and has become the signature fall event for the year-round Safe Routes to School movement. Thousands of schools across the United States participate in a variety of ways every October.

Bellwood Elementary School
Starting location: 8:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven located at 9700 Jefferson Davis Highway

Also picking up students at 8:40 a.m. at Perlock Road and Brandywine Avenue, 8:45 a.m. at Perlock Road and Kerwin Road, and 8:50 a.m. at Perlock Road and Proctors Road
Elizabeth Davis Middle School
Starting location: 7:50 a.m. at Baptist School located at 500 Baptist Drive

Additional county schools:
Clover Hill Elementary School
Crestwood Elementary School
Gordon Elementary School
Greenfield Elementary School
Spring Run Elementary School
Swift Creek Elementary School
Bettie Weaver Elementary School