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Brooklyn P.S. 8: We’re Walking Here!

6:00 PM EST on December 18, 2009

Over the past few months, Livable Streets Education has worked with schools across New York City on We're Walking Here NYC. Educators were asked to engage students in an exercise that highlights the importance of safety, healthy choices, walkable streets and sustainable transportation, and to share that message with others. This was the pilot run of our web-based project and we had a great group of participants. Next fall we plan to continue the initiative and invite any and all NYC schools to join in. 

Our grand prize winner was P.S. 8 in Brooklyn for their video PSA, "Why Should You Walk to School?"
It was created by Class 3-305 with teacher Melissa Browning.

We had a tough decision as many schools did a great job. Our other winners are listed after the jump.

  • Best Elementary Submission: P.S. 169Q, Queens for their neighborhood-wide celebration "Walking to School is Healthy and Fun."
    All classes participated; organized by Parent Coordinator Orit Foresta.
  • Best Middle School Submission: M.S. 51, Brooklyn for their essays and articles about improving biking and walking on Fifth Avenue. From a seventh-grade special education class with teacher Mitchell Porcelan.
  • Best High School Submission: Richmond Hill High School, Queens for their PSA posters about driving safely and the dangers of walking and texting.
    From two classes of juniors and seniors with teacher James Suffern.

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