In a strong display of community pride, Brooklyn students recently took an opportunity to stay active while showing their support for local safety forces by participating in a Community Hike & Bike on Wednesday morning, October 13, 2021. As part of the event’s theme of Let’s Bike It/Hike It with a Hero, participating students were encouraged to wear red, white, and blue apparel and meet at one of three community locations, including Marquardt Park, Brooklyn Fire Department, and Brock Park. Students, family members, and district staff were joined by members from the Brooklyn Fire and Police Departments as they walked or biked from each meeting point to school.
The Community Hike & Bike was part of the annual celebration of Walk to School Day sponsored by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School program. For each day of the week-long celebration, students are encouraged to walk or bike to school and participate in a variety of themed activities. On Monday, October 11th, students had the opportunity to wear their favorite pajamas or comfy clothes. For “Dress Alike, Twin Day” on October 12th, students were encouraged to find and dress the same way as a friend. Fathers, grandfathers, and other significant male caregivers or family members will have the opportunity to walk to school with students while wearing their favorite sports team’s attire on Thursday, October 14th. To cap off the week’s festivities, students can show their school spirit by wearing blue and gold apparel to school on Friday, October 15th. The Brooklyn City Schools thanks the Brooklyn Fire and Police departments for their participation and continued support of the district. Thank you to all participating students for their support of our local safety forces and school spirit!