Children walking

Children who walk or cycle to school may not think their daily journeys have much to do with Antarctica. But we know the simple act of walking can have a big impact in all sorts of ways - and this includes making a difference for the environment more than 10,000 miles away. 

In our latest podcast, Danielle talks to Don, one of Living Streets' schools associates, about his work in schools and his amazing personal experience of travelling to the Antarctic. 

Don of the Antarctic


Living Streets works in schools across Scotland to help children get active and walking to school - and a key part of this is inspiring children to build a habit of walking regularly. It’s all about bringing walking to life, sharing stories to show how valuable walking can be.

Our schools associate Don works with schools in Scotland to do just this - to share stories and inspiration to help children make the links between walking and the wider world, and their place in it. In our latest podcast, Don talks to our schools coordinator Danielle about the amazing story of his journey to the Antarctic, and how he uses this story in his work in schools to make the links between Antarctica, climate change, and walking to school in Scotland. 

Don shares some of the stories from his own family history, and from his incredible journey to the Antarctic in 2015 with his brother, Robert Swan - who just happens to be the first person ever to walk to both Poles. We're lucky to also hear from Robert on the podcast, as he shares a special message to the children and families of the UK.  


Listen to the podcast below (and follow this link to find all our previous episodes).




Watch along with the podcast here.

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