The school takes part in WOW, Living Streets’ year-round walk to school challenge, which currently encourages almost 400,000 children to get walking across the UK. Walking rates have increased by 40 per cent within a year at the school with 60% of pupils now walking to school.
Chris Grayling MP was shown the Living Streets Travel Tracker; the interactive system which tracks how children have travelled to school and is used to monitor the scheme’s success. He spoke with children who are walked to school about the benefits they’re experiencing before handing out WOW badges to children who travelled actively.
Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, said:
“Congratulations to all the dedicated walkers receiving their WOW badges this October.
“I'm a zealous pedestrian so I think it is fantastic that so many children at Ewell Grove School walk to school. It is a great way for children to keep fit and healthy. It can be fun and sociable too and tackles local congestion.