Want to help more children walk to school?
WOW - our year-round walk to school challenge increases walking rates by 23% on average, with a 30% reduction in cars going up to the school gates - all for just around £2 per pupil per year! It's an affordable way to create a habit worth keeping.
But does your local school know?
Take just a few seconds and use our online form and send them an email urging them to work with us this International Walk to School Month.
Children who walk to school are more engaged with their streets and aware of the impact of cars than those who don’t, suggests new research released for the launch of International Walk to School Month.
Our Five-day Walking Challenge is the perfect activity to celebrate International Walk to School Month - order now and start your challenge any week that suits your school.
This five-day walking challenge for primary school classes is a fun and engaging week-long activity, built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Each pupil will be challenged to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school every day for one week using our interactive wallchart and stickers to log their journeys.
Happy Shoesday is our fundraising event, raising money to create safer streets for all. Start the new school year with the right step - register to receive your free fundraising pack and run the event any day of this month-long celebration. On the day, children walk to school in their happy shoes and donate a suggested donation of £1 towards our charitable work to create safer streets for all.
Sign your school up today and help raise funds for Living Streets who have been working to make streets safer for all since 1929.
WHY IS FUNDRAISING FOR ROAD SAFETY SO URGENT?
More than a third of parents’ biggest concern is overcrowding at the school gates. In 2018, 58% of children killed on our roads were pedestrians. We need to make our streets safer for children walking.
Find out about our groundbreaking Walk to School challenges.
Our report contains 21 recommendations for prioritising and promoting walking to school.
In Australia, projects that encourage whole communities to walk more, creating busier, more vibrant streets, are a key approach to getting more children walking to school.
In Canada, harsh winter weather can be a major obstacle - but imaginative schemes like 'Winter Walking Days' (with hot chocolate rewards!) are proving effective.
As kids, we enjoyed walking to school because it was fun. Now, as adults, we understand all the additional reasons that active school travel is so important. It allows children to get to know their neighbourhoods, get exercise, and improve their concentration levels at school.
This mum's lovely message got us thinking about all the memories we make on the walk to school.
How one school 's commitment to walking to school with us culminated in a hugely successful Park & Stride scheme.