Walk this way
PERRYVILLE — While parents have been telling their kids to look both ways before crossing the street for decades, that advice has a new twist in today’s society.
“Phones in pocket, earbuds out,” Capt. Holly Trego with the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services told Perryville Elementary School students. “Even if there’s crossing guard there, it’s always important to be aware of our surroundings.”
Thursday was National Walk to School Day, and Trego spent it at Perryville and Elk Neck elementary schools making sure students knew how to walk — and bike — to school safely. The programs were conducted thanks to a grant from Safe Kids Maryland, which is part of the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems.
This is the first year Cecil County has won the grant, Trego said, which supported the programs at Elk Neck and Perryville and
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Capt. Holly Trego with the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services talks to students about safety tips when walking to school with help from Perryville Elementary School Principal Jennifer Hammer, left.