Schoolchildren from Elgin have recorded a festive song to encourage children nationwide to walk to school during winter.
‘Walk for the world this wintertime’ has been produced with Living Streets Scotland, part of the UK charity for everyday walking. The song aims to encourage families to take to their feet this winter and enjoy the benefits of being active.
The song was recorded at Gordonstoun Primary School near Elgin with the accompanying music video featuring pupils from Bishopmill Primary School in Elgin.
Living Streets Scotland runs WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge. WOW rewards primary school pupils who walk to school at least once a week with a monthly collectable badge, helping to create healthy habits for life.
The song was a chance to have a bit of fun with pupils who have been working really hard to move more this term. WOW schools in Scotland all see increases in walking rates, helping to reduce congestion, road danger and air pollution – all whilst children benefit from being more active. We hope the song encourages others to take to their feet – whatever the weather – this winter.