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National walk to school day

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LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)-- This week is national "Walk to School Day".

The goal is to encourage students to have an active and healthy lifestyle as well as teaching them pedestrian safety.

Wednesday morning, UW-L football players set up different stations around Logan Middle School so students could learn about pedestrian safety.

Students answered trivia questions relating to health, nutrition, and pedestrian safety and also entered to win prizes.

"Basically our goal of this is really to encourage walking, encourage getting to school with other transportation means other than vehicles and things like that", said Kim Lombard, Safe Kids Coalition coordinator.

"We're really trying to encourage safety, so we want to teach kids to cross the street safely, we really want to encourage pedestrian safety".

After the morning activities, students from Franklin Elementary met at Logan Middle School with the UW-L football players, school district representatives, and Safe Kids Coalition members who walked them to school. 

Mayor Matt Harter also walked students from Hamilton/SOTA to their school from Powell Park after first making a proclamation in front of the kids and their parents.

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