Pupils in East Sussex are able to enjoy an active return to school this year, thanks to a group of enthusiastic pupils who have created an Active Travel Map.

Year 8 pupils in Seaford produced a map for students moving from their primary schools into secondary school. The resource is full of useful information for students who will be making these journeys for the first time this year.

The aim is that by giving the students and their families as much information as possible, they will be able to choose the healthiest ways to travel.

At the end of the last academic year, the pupils presented the maps to year 6 pupils in Seaford to encourage them to travel sustainably when they start secondary school this week.

Cradle Hill Primary pupils receive presentation from Seaford Head Secondary

Living Streets, the UK charity behind the walk to school campaign worked with the group of pupils, a parent governor and Seaford Head School to produce the map.

The charity aims to encourage more pupils to walk to school, helping to reduce congestion, road danger and air pollution, whilst ensuring children are more active.  

Eleanor Togut, Project Coordinator, Living Streets said:

“I’d urge any families starting their new school run for this year to think of a way to fit some walking in. Not only does it allow children to be more active but it also ensures school gates are safer and cleaner – it really is the healthiest way to travel.

“This group of enthusiastic pupils have worked really hard to produce this resource and I’m sure it’s going to help so many of their peers."

To find out more about Living Streets’ walk to school campaign, visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschool - together we can start the next academic year off on the right foot with safer and healthier schools gates.