Schools in Clackmannanshire have been celebrating national Walk to School Week (20-24 May 2019) with a series of organised walks to school for pupils and their families, culminating in a healthy breakfast when they arrive.
Walk to School Week is run by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking as a chance to celebrate all the benefits that come from moving more.
Families from Muckhart Primary School and Alva Primary School were joined on the walks by Strider, Living Streets’ famous mascot. Both schools currently take part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge from Living Streets.
WOW rewards children who walk to school at least once a week with collectable badges and has been shown to increase walking rates by 23 per cent on average, with a corresponding drop in cars around the school gates.