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Northborough school holds Walk & Bike to School Day

Jacob Anderson standing with his bike after riding to school on Northborough's Zeh School Walk & Bike to School Day.

Jacob Anderson standing with his bike after riding to school on Northborough's Zeh School Walk & Bike to School Day.

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School held its monthly Walk & Bike to School day April 29.

Despite the cold and rainy weather, some students rode their bikes or walked to school with their friends and family to support the event.

“We do the Walk & Bike to School events for a few reasons,” said Principal Sue Whitten, who organizes the event. “One to help children and their families get exercise together before school, which helps them get centered for the day. Secondly it helps people become more conscious about using a non-carbon footprint, through not driving. Thirdly it helps build community,” said Whitten.

Each month the event has a theme. Earth Day was the theme of this month's event. Participating students signed their name to a school-designed poster and received a charm for their involvement.

May's Walk & Bike to School Day will feature a Memorial Day theme.

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Connor Powley on his way to school for Walk & Bike to School Day.

Connor Powley on his way to school for Walk & Bike to School Day.

Sarah Cassidy (left) and Matthew Curly walk to school on Walk & Bike to School Day, as they do daily, as a part of the Zeh School efforts to promote fitness and reduce their carbon footprint.

Sarah Cassidy (left) and Matthew Curly walk to school on Walk & Bike to School Day, as they do daily, as a part of the Zeh School efforts to promote fitness and reduce their carbon footprint.

Maggie Haven and her grandmother on their way to the Zeh School's Walk & Bike to School day.

Maggie Haven and her grandmother on their way to the Zeh School's Walk & Bike to School day.

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