October is International Walk to School Month



Ways to celebrate International Walk to School Month

Recommend Living Streets to your local school!

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.


Email your local school

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Knowing walking protects planet


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 poll results

Five-day Walking Challenge

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.



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Happy Shoesday

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.



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.


Happy Shoesday




how you can help more children walk to school

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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.

Walk to School

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Policy makers

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

Download our report - pdf

We spoke to fellow walking experts in Australia and Canada.

Map of Australia

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.

Walking to school in Australia

Map of Canada

In Canada, harsh winter weather can be a major obstacle - but imaginative schemes like 'Winter Walking Days' (with hot chocolate rewards!) are proving effective.

Walking to school in Canada

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.

Armi De Francia and Laura Zeglen, Canadian School Travel Planners

Walk to school success stories from closer to home...

When your daughter is off to a "big" school s…

This mum's lovely message got us thinking about all the memories we make on the walk to school.

Wansdyke Primary School, Bristol

How one school 's commitment to walking to school with us culminated in a hugely successful Park & Stride scheme.

Our impact

School road closure in Camden

How Living Streets worked with a London school and its local council to close its street to traffic.