October is International Walk to School Month

get involved!


#WalkForTheWorld social media challenge!

Throughout October, consider the contribution that traffic pollution makes to climate change and the effects it has on wildlife and natural habitats around the world.

By walking to school, we reduce our carbon emissions, supporting natural habitats and animals across the globe.


1. Choose an animal or natural habitat endangered due to climate change and walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park & Stride to school this October to protect it.

2. Share with us on social media (Twitter or Instagram) which animal/habitat you have chosen to protect and why. We’d love to see your pictures, videos, drawings or costumes so get creative!

3. Make sure you use the #WalkForTheWorld hashtag and tag us @LivingStreets.

This social media prize draw is open to UK schools and families who have a social media account. One post equals one entry, so we encourage you to post as much as you can, even every day of the month picking a different animal to increase your chances of winning!

Scoot to school
to protect the cheetahs!

Scoot to school

walks to school
to protect the

Walk to school_penguin badge

use our drawing template

The prizes:

There are six prizes in total; three prizes for school accounts and three for parents/carers accounts.

  • School accounts: We have three £100 vouchers up for grabs to buy our Walk to School resources for your school.

  • parent/carers accounts: We have three £100 vouchers from a sustainable children clothing brand.

Keep the momentum going beyond International Walk to School Month

Join our walk to school movement!

It's not too late to join WOW, our flagship walk to school challenge. With over 1,200 schools already on board, WOW increases walking rates by 23% while reducing car journeys to school by 30%. 

The theme this year is, of course, Walk for the World and pupils are rewarded for walking to school with monthly collectable badges (designed by children) depicting animals endangered by climate change. 


get WOW for your school

check if you can run WOW for free

Email your local school about WOW

family walking to school


Download our Family Walk to School Kit and join our movement.

Family Walk to School Kit

More for parents



Find out about our groundbreaking Walk to School challenges.

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Policy makers

Our report contains 21 recommendations for prioritising and promoting walking to school.

Download our report - pdf