A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. 

We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice. 

We need your help.

Find out about the ways Living Streets Scotland gets children walking more, the fab tools we provide for teachers and parents, and our groundbreaking campaigning work that all underpin our vision of a new walking generation.

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Get involved – Primary schools

WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge


Pupils record how they get to school on the WOW Travel Tracker.

Those who walk once per week for a month are rewarded with a themed badge.

It's simple to run, fun and easy to take part.

Just a few minutes of a teacher's day is all it takes to make a big difference.

Paired with our free monthly curriculum-aligned learning resources and assembly presentations, WOW will help develop healthy lifelong habits.

Find out more about WOW

Contact the Walk to School Scotland team

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Happy Shoesday

Wear the shoes that make you happy, have fun and help us create safer, walkable streets for all.

Walk to School Week (1)

Walk to School Week is designed to offer primary school pupils a burst of walking activity.

Month-long Walking Challenge

Help primary school pupils start to feel the benefits of regular activity by taking part in our month-long challenge.

Why the Walk to School matters

Happier children

It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.

Less congestion

During peak morning traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children to school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.

Cleaner air

In the UK, the school run alone is responsible for generating half a million tonnes of CO2 per year (which is more than some small countries!). Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides?

Parents and carers

There are lots of ways we can help get you and your family walking.

Sign up for our tailored emails and we can help make walking safer and easier in your neighbourhood, and get more children at your kids’ school walking.

How you can help

Our funding partners in Scotland

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Download free resources and visit our online shop

Dates for your diary

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Walk to School Week 

18 - 22 May 2020

Walk to School Week 2019 review

International Walk to School Month

October 2020

How 2019 Went

Contact the Walk to School Scotland team

If you want to talk to us about getting more children walking to school, just drop us a line.

Telephone: 0131 243 2648

Email: scotschools@livingstreets.org.uk

Living Streets Scotland, Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR

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