walk with us!

Walk to School Week is the greatest week-long celebration of the walk to school. Pupils walk to school every day of the week using our wallchart and stickers to log their journeys while earning daily rewards, plus an extra special one at the end of the week.

SAVE THE DATE:
Walk to school week 2022 w/c 16 May.

Register your interest today and be the first to know about our new theme and resources for 2022.

Our last event saw over 1,000 schools and 350,000 pupils walking to school for a whole week!

OUR LAST CHALLENGE: THEME AND ACTIVITY

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Five-day Walking Challenge 2021: WALKING SUPERPOWERS

Our last challenge focused on the walking superpowers that benefit individuals, communities and the planet. Check out the event highlights.

Each day pupils were introduced to a brand new ‘Walking Superpower’ taking the form of a fun comic-book inspired design.

Did you miss our May 2021 event?
You can order resources today and join the challenge whenever suits your school as packs are undated, or register for our 2022 theme and resources which will be announced soon.

WTSW superpowers

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Each pupil is challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week using our fun and interactive wallchart and stickers to log their journeys.

Each class works collectively to make as many active journeys to school as possible across the week. Each day, the number of active journeys made are recorded on the classroom wallchart as pupils learn about a new aspect of the theme (walking superpowers for our 2021 theme). Individual activity diaries, daily stickers and end of week pupil rewards complement this activity, reinforcing the benefits and keeping children engaged.

Classroom packs contain resources for up to 30 pupils and are available in KS1/P1-3 and KS2/P4-7 variants, featuring differing, age-appropriate curriculum-aligned activities.

Inside each pack you’ll find:

  • Teacher guidance and parent information
  • One double-sided classroom wallchart / pledge poster
  • Daily stickers for pupils and wallchart
  • 30 pupil activity diaries
  • 30 end of week pupil rewards

Did you know? You can use your PE and Sport Premium funding to cover the cost of your Walk to School Week packs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is your school taking part?

Shout about your school's strides with the help of our social media content and images, content for parents' newsletter and more.

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.

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"Walk To School Week is something we are very happy to get involved with and which the children have really enjoyed. It gives them the opportunity to do some exercise each and every day. As well as this, traffic is really heavy during term times so we will do anything to help alleviate the issue."

Philip Salisbury, Headteacher - Woodfield Junior School

"Walk to School Week has gone brilliantly, I've been really impressed. The best thing is seeing the children's enthusiasm for walking. They want to walk, they want to get that exercise, they want to take part, the parents want to take part too because the children encourage them which is brilliant. It's all about everyone encouraging each other. Where there's a possibility to walk, let's use our feet and let's keep the traffic off the streets so it’s a much safer place."

Mrs Baker, Headteacher at St Joseph’s Primary School, Bristol

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