Welcome to the five-day Walking Challenge 2020: HEALTH AND WELLBEING
This year we invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible physical and mental health benefits walking brings to every individual.
Strong hearts, healthy bones, increased muscle strength are all well-documented outcomes of walking, but the benefits for the mind are just as powerful. Increased sense of calm and self-esteem, time to connect with friends, family and the natural world, awakened creativity and improved overall cognitive function, phew! All that makes for a happy, healthy child set up for success in and out of the classroom!
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
The classrooms packs and activities are built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school.
Each pupil will be challenged to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride to school every day for one week using our fun and interactive wallchart and stickers to log their journeys and learn about walking benefits collectively. Individual activity diaries and reward stickers will complement this activity, reinforcing the benefits and keeping children engaged.
Each pack is suitable for a class of up to 30 pupils and activities are curriculum-aligned.
Inside each pack you’ll find:
Packs cost only £10 + VAT and are undated so can be used at any time of the year.
Did you know? You can use your PE and Sport Premium funding to cover the cost of your Walk to School Week packs
Everyone can join walk to school week
As a walking charity we want to remove barriers to active travel. We support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities to enjoy walking, including travel by wheelchair or mobility scooter. Encouraging parents to park even a little way from the school reduces congestion and air pollution at the school gates and improves road safety. Pupils can walk the last few minutes into school with friends and family, and still earn a badge at the end of the week. However, "walking" to school, even part of the way, might not be an option for all. In these cases, we encourage pupils to become Walk to School Week ambassadors and assist the teacher in running the challenge, to earn their own badge.
Is your school already taking part in WOW?
On our shop page you will also find additional resources to make this Walk to School Week even more fun. From Walk to School banners, to limited edition badges to Strider mascot toys, make the most of your Walk to School Week! These resources are suitable for schools already taking part in WOW who want to offer an extra reward to those who walk to school every day of Walk to School Week.