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Stall Brook Students Again Walk to School

Oct 29, 2015 06:00AM ● By Marjorie Turner Hollman

Shown (L-R) are Stall Brook first-grade teacher Edie Naylor, Safe Routes to School Coordinator Suzanne Walton, and Walton’s daughter, Mackenzie.

photos & caption by Marjorie Turner Hollman, Contributing Writer

Stall Brook Elementary students who do not live on one of the “Safe Routes to School” through Pilgrim Village met with their parents, some teachers, and school Principal Carolyn Rafferty at St. Brendan’s parking lot to walk the mile through Pilgrim Village and on to Stall Brook School. They were assisted crossing Hartford Ave./Rte. 126 by Bellingham police officers Len Gosselin and Doug Houston and Lt. James Russell. Three walks in total were scheduled for October, and another three walks will take place in the spring.

South Elementary School will also participate in the Safe Routes to School program with one walk in the spring.

While 17% of public schools in other states take part in these events, Massachusetts has a 47% participation rate. Safe Routes to School events take place in all 50 states and in many other countries around the world.
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