North Woods International School debuts permanent story walk

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Thursday, North Woods International School in La Crosse debuted a brand new way to get some reading in.

The school unveiled a permanent outdoor story walk.

20 wooden panels are spread across the field at North Woods International and each stand has a page out of a book.

The school was inspired by the success of their last two story walks, and they decided to make a permanent fixture.

Teachers say it is a way to tackle two items at once.

"The story walk is an active way to read a book. We've got book stands all the way around our field and the kids can go around and read one page from the book at every stand. And in between the stands we have active activities they can do," said North Woods Teacher Jeanette Schams.

The school says the walk will add more than 800 hours of reading this year.

The story walk was funded through a Gold Star Grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and sponsored by Coulee Bank in La Crosse.