The 3000 km Walk to School

Oliver started grade 9 at Birchwood this week, his last year at intermediate school, and the 9th year we’ve been walking up Prince Street together every morning.  As with last year, Ethan’s not quite ready to start school yet (soon; very soon!), but he still walks to school with us every morning.

Nine years, 180 days a year, 2 km there and back every morning: that’s 3,240 km of walking. Our morning walk is the most important time we spend together every single day; I wouldn’t trade those kilometers for anything.

Grade Nine, 2015

Oliver (and Ethan), on the first day of Grade 9

Grade Eight, 2014

First Day of Grade Eight

Grade Seven, 2013

First Day of Grade 7

Grade Six, 2012

First Day of Grade 6

Grade Five, 2011

First Day of Grade 5

Grade One, 2007

The King of Prince Street


Cynthia King's picture
Cynthia King on September 10, 2015 - 21:20 Permalink

I'm impressed! He has had that same back pack since Grade 5!

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Stephen Southall on September 10, 2015 - 23:45 Permalink

This guy is a total hipster. Walking to school is pretty cool.

Cindy's picture
Cindy on September 11, 2015 - 02:05 Permalink

I love these photos. They say so much.

Oliver B's picture
Oliver B on September 20, 2015 - 01:48 Permalink

Great photo series.