Fairfield-Suisun schools mark Walk to School Day
Green Valley Middle School eighth grader Erick Guzman, center, and sixth-grader Ethan Finlay, right, walk across Gold Hill Road, on the way to school on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — Kevin McNamara first heard about International Walk to School Day three years ago when listening to Vacaville-based radio station KUIC.
The P.E. teacher at Green Valley Middle School in Fairfield started the event for students at Green Valley days after hearing the broadcast – and hasn't stopped.
"Since then I've done it every year," McNamara said.
He stood Wednesday in the gym at the school and spoke about how students walking to school can provide the freedom and independence that youths in middle school seek. Continue Reading