Smart Kids, Smart Walk, Let's Roll!
Alabama's First Daily Walking School Bus
What exactly is a Walking School Bus? Children meet at a designated “walk stop” each morning and walk to school under the supervision of adult “bus drivers”. In addition to having fun while getting daily exercise and learning street safety, children arrive to school ready to learn. These “buses” cut down on the traffic congestion and poor air quality associated with long car lines.
Learn more about the origins of the Walking School Bus (WSB) on the ABOUT page.
What is a Walking School Bus?
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After a 6 year tradition of monthly themed “Smart Walks,” Baldwin County Trailblazers partnered with Fairhope Elementary School in 2013 to launch the first daily Walking School Bus program in the state of Alabama.
High Mileage Recognition Program
Students who walk 70% of the days of a month will receive a foot bead. The first month that a student walks 80% of the days in a month, they will receive a personalized WSB book bag tag.
Students will be able to purchase a WSB t-shirt at the beginning of the school year.
2021 Walking School Bus Sponsors
City of Fairhope
Baldwin County Trailblazers
Craft Family Foundation
Dione Heusel family Ellen Dyas
Cori & Lynn Yonge Thompson Engineering
Ben and Miranda Schrubbe
The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. & Dr Keith Spain
Valery Wiseman Smith
John A. Robertson Insurance Agency, INC Eastern Shore OBGYN
Eastern Shore Children’s Clinic
Fairhope Dental Associates, LLC
Fairhope Physical Therapy
Baldwin County Sewer Service, LLC
Sea Smiles Dentist
Coastal Alabama Community College
Fairhope Storybook Castle