Earlier this month, Byam Elementary School students in Chelmsford took place in an event that had plenty of benefits.
The school's fourth annual Byam Walk-A-Thon fundraiser was held this month and according to the school it was started by the Byam School Association as a way to encourage healthy lifestyles with the students, help support academic enrichment programs and promote school spirit.
More than 300 students participated in the event with their parents, siblings and friends, and several organizations from the area were involved as well.
Donations were collected by students based on the estimated number of loops they wanted to complete around the walking course, known at Byam School as "Louie's Loop."
During the walk, school mascot "Louie the Lion" appeared and took photos with the kids.
In addition, the Lowell Spinners brought their flying ticket and inflatable bat machine. The students also had a photo booth, bounce house, obstable course, DJ, face painting and more during the festivities.
Meat House of Chelmsford provided lunch and healthy snacks for the Walk-A-Thon, which the school said would not have been possible without the hard work of volunteers and school district members.