Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
No reason CtK students can't walk to school
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 25 Apr 2007, 1, p. 6

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No reason CtK students can't walk to school

Dear editor, I must comment on the ongoing letters and articles regarding busing (or lack of) for the Christ the King students beginning this September. My child will have to walk from Stewart's Mill to Georgetown District High School, which is maybe five minutes closer than CtK. I do not see this as a problem. Since when is it a bad thing that kids actually get out and walk? Why do parents feel that their children must be driven everywhere? Exercise is a good thing, and it's no wonder that we have such a problem with childhood obesity in this nation if no one expects their kids to walk anymore. I must refer to a recent letter to the editor where the writer stated it is dangerous to their child's health to walk this distance, because they don't dress properly for the weather. Please, it's called actions and consequences, something we often enforce upon a two year old. If the child gets cold enough, one can assume they will start dressing properly. As well, the most recent article in the April 18 edition, stated that children from Stewart's Mill will have to walk a good portion of the route through an undeveloped ravine and would be a long way from any homes. Nowhere along the mentioned route are you more than five minutes from either a residence or business. The main reason there was busing in place for both high schools in the first place is because there were no sidewalks along Eighth Line. Now that they are in place, there really is no reason why kids cannot get to school on foot, like many of us had to do. Pat Akey, Georgetown

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No reason CtK students can't walk to school