Harper Elementary students walk to school

Walk to School Day

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - It’s officially been 100 days since students in Thomasville started the 2018 school year.

School administrators at Harper Elementary said they wanted to celebrate the achievement by being active.

So, for the first time ever, more they organized a “Walk to School Day,” where more than 100 students participated.

One teacher, Ane Myers, said she was very proud of all of her students. But she said one student in particular, who suffers from cerebral palsy in his foot, stood out to her.

“He made it all the way from the fire station to here without a problem, and loved every minute of it. So, it was a really cool way to celebrate that, and was a great achievement for everybody," said Myers.

Officials with the Archbold Memorial Hospital Live Better organization said incorporating an active lifestyle into the kid’s routine now will increase the chances of them being active when they’re older. They said those who are more active in their day-to-day lives perform better in the classroom, too.

School officials said they hope to do this again in the spring.

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