It was sunny, yet chilly, Feb. 5 as Holdingford Elementary School fifth and sixth-grade students walked to school during the annual Minnesota Winter Walk to School Day.

The event not only showed students the safe routes they can take to get to school, it was also an opportunity to teach them about digital safety and citizenship. Sixth-grade students also had the opportunity to tour the Holdingford History Museum before starting on the trail.

Students began their walk at the Lake Wobegon Trail head. Signs with digital safety facts were placed along the trail for students to read as they walked by.

Upon returning to the school, they were treated with hot cocoa, along with trivia questions pertaining to what they learned during the walk.

The statewide annual event is sponsored by Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School. The program provides resources and grants to communities to use to improve accessibility and safety on trails and sidewalks so children can safely walk or bike to school, parks, libraries and more.