Walk to School Week

Next week is Walk to School Week and we want every family to get involved.

Walking or choosing more active ways to travel is good for everyone, so we are challenging you to:

  • Walk
  • Scoot
  • Cycle
  • Get off the bus a stop further away
  • Leave the car at home
  • Or if you really, really have to take the car park a few roads away and walk the last part of your journey.

Why?

Happier children

Children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.

Cleaner air

One in four cars during the morning rush hour are taking children to school – the school run alone is responsible for generating two million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. By walking to school just once per week you can help improve the quality of air your child is growing up in.

Safer journeys

The Walk to school is another opportunity for your child to learn road safety.

Your health

If you walk to school with your child, you will get fitter too!

Your time

Fed up of the traffic and finding a parking space at the school gate? Walking to school can be just as quick as driving and is a nice way to spend a few moments chatting with your child about their day and yours.

Please join us next week making active choices about how we journey to school.

More information can be found at https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school/parents#wins

 

 

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