Here you will find links to our walk to school initiatives, resources, stories and much more.
WOW is here for 2021-22
Resources are available on our shop.
WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!
RUN WOW FOR FREE
Depending on your area and our funding availability, your school may be eligible to run WOW for free.
Our #WalkingFromHome activity booklet for families features 14 sets of activities for families with primary school-aged children.
Our #WalkingFromHome activity diary for families features 5 activities to complete on any week while on your walks to school or from home.
Each resource sheet includes activity variants for the little ones and for older children to support their learning of important themes while staying active.
With this curriculum-linked 60-minute lesson plan we look at
‘FOOTPRINTS – humans and animals walking’. This resource is very special to us as it was created in house by our expert schools team – big shout out to our Dan and Craig for this one! We created these for delivery in the classroom, but you can easily adapt them for remote learning or for families to use at home.
It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.
During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.
We need urgent action on air pollution to protect and promote the Walk to School. And yet, at the same time, the Walk to School could play such a big part in improving our air quality.
Our report Swap The School Run For The School Walk lays out 21 recommendations for decision-makers at all levels to enable more children to walk to and from school.