A Fairview School in Sylva will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 2, 2019. Approximately 800 students from Fairview School will have the opportunity to walk to school Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community leaders. The event will begin at 7:00 AM with kids, parents and community leaders walking from adjacent baseball fields up to the school. Walkers should arrive at the baseball lot between 7:00 and 7:30 AM. Walkers will be escorted along the trail to the school by WCU Athletes. Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.