To celebrate the success of our lockdown resources for primary schools, our Comms and Marketing Coordinator, Francesca Marzullo, shares some of your top responses and pics from social media.
thanks for your support!
As the UK charity for everyday walking, we have promoted the importance of walking to school for over twenty years. For this reason, we could not just sit and watch while millions of pupils stayed home as schools remained closed for non-key workers' children during lockdown. The walk to school might have been called off for a few months, but #WalkingFromHome is always on!
We have so far released 14 sets of weekly activities for primary school pupils and their families to take part in during lockdown, and it is safe to say you loved them. The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelmingly positive, with well over 2,000 downloads to date! Lots of schools, LAs and other organisations have shown their support by resharing our activities on social media! Our resources have also been endorsed by the Department for Transport!
Robin and romy, from inverness, using our scavenger hunt checklist while out for a walk.
DID YOU MISS OUR ACTIVITIES?
No worries, we've got you! Our brand new #WalkingFromHome summer booklet for families is here and it features all 14 sets of activities in one place. Each resource sheet includes three activities; one for the little ones, one for older children, and one special indoor activity. Our colourful and educational walking activities support children in learning about important themes while staying active.
Hit download and start having fun on your summer holiday walks.
Sophie has been busy walking and cycling from home with family, we have been seeing all different kinds of things, we met a 8 week old foal one day. She also made an emotion stick with her sister, to represent different feelings. @stmarysedin @livingstreets #WalkingFromHome pic.twitter.com/dzETHLXwfJ— Stevie JD Smith (@Stevie_S1351) June 3, 2020
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Mental Health Ambassadors at a school in South Gloucestershire tell us how walking is helping their wellbeing.