AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT WOW
WOW is our year-round walk to school challenge and its aim is to keep everyone’s health and wellbeing strong through walking to school every day. With the announcement that schools are to close, the health and wellbeing of all pupils and school staff remains at the core of our values.
If your school is taking part in WOW
Due to the risks associated with dispatching the WOW summer resources during this time, coupled with the uncertainty of how long schools will be closed, we’ve made the decision to postpone the WOW summer term and badges until the autumn term.
There will be no WOW badges delivered for the summer months; these will be kept at our warehouse and we’ll get them out to you for the start of the autumn term. We hope you understand the reason for our decision.
While WOW remains suspended, we’ll be sharing updates and activities with you to help keep families and pupils engaged. For the time being, why not encourage families to turn their daily walk with children into a fun scavenger hunt using our handy downloadable checklist? If taking part, please make sure you follow the Government’s rule to only leave the house once a day for exercise, keep at least two metres away from others and wash your hands when you get home.
How running our walk to school challenge has boosted active travel across one UK county.
Alloa pupils impress judges in a creative competition, as all Clackmannanshire schools start WOW.
Searching for more reasons to take on the challenge? Look no further!
1 in 4 cars on the road each morning is on the school run.
Increases walking rates
Children at participating schools increase by 23% in the first five weeks. WOW Travel Tracker helps you keep track of your schools modes of travel.
Helps you achieve your outstanding schools rating.
Participating in WOW helps schools achieve Modeshift STARS and Healthy Schools status.
little classroom time
Less than 10 minutes of a teacher’s day! The most important part of WOW happens before the school day even starts.
Pupils encouraged to walk to school last year in 2,200 schools.
WOW is £2 per pupil; just a fraction of your £10 PE and Sport Premium per child.
Instils life long healthy habits
Encourages pupils and families to swap the school ride for a school stride. Promotes healthy mental wellbeing by improving behaviour and concentration levels in class.
Improves road safety at the school gates
Thanks to the drop in car usage around the school.