Westby Elementary School welcomes new ‘Story Walk’

WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) – There’s a new way for kids to get some exercise during classes at Westby Elementary School.

The school now has a Story Walk.

It’s a path with pages of a book framed along the way.

Bekkum Memorial Library collaborated with the school on this project.

The library’s program coordinator, Renee Conroy, says this is a path to literacy.

“Kids love to move, they love to be outside, and this gives them an opportunity to go from frame to frame,” said Conroy. “It gives them time to pause, to process, to think about what’s going to happen next while having fun.”

Conroy says the path is at the school, but it’s open for everyone to use.

She hopes people of all ages, homeschooled kids, and seniors come to enjoy the walk.

Stories will be switched out about every month.

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