Here you will find links to our walk to school initiatives, resources, stories and much more.

Walking and staying active during lockdown
To help keep children active and engaged, we're releasing free weekly activities and resources. Find them all below!

Our Walk to School initiatives for primary schools

WOW is back for 2020-21

Resources are now available on our shop for September start.

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!

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WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK

Our annual week-long celebration of the walk to school will take place on w/c 5 October 2020 - join the FUN!

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HAPPY SHOESDAY

Pupils wear the shoes that make them happy, and help us raise funds for safer streets. Event date TBC.

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free resources and activities

We will be releasing new resources and fun activities on a weekly basis, so keep coming back for more. 

If taking part in some of the activities outdoor, please make sure you follow the government’s rules for your area/nation, and wash your hands when you get home.

 

 

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20 July

Reflect

 

The end of the school year is a great time to reflect on what difference 12 months have made.

share the fun

Share your children's creations and pictures on social media using:

#walkingfromhome

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previous weeks' resources

is your child transitioning to secondary school?

Visit our transitions page at the link below to find lots of  useful information on travelling to your new school actively and safely.

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If you live in England, now is the time to take action in your area! 

The latest government guidance suggests that some schools may be able to reopen from June, in England, and for specific age groups only.

Councils are encouraged to introduce School Streets and expected to make significant changes to make streets safer for social distancing. 

take action

Our online letter writing tool allows you to contact your local councillors and tailor the letter to your school’s needs.

WRITE TO YOUR COUNCIL

READ OUR TOP LOCKDOWN FAMILY STORIES

#WalkingFromHome: Dame Sarah Storey

Dame Sarah Storey tells us what opportunities the lockdown has created for her family.

#WalkingFromHome: Hector

6 year-old Hector has swapped his birthday party for a walking challenge to raise money for the NHS.

#WalkingFromHome: Walking to school safely

Tools and guidance to help make the walk to school safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

let's stay connected

During this time, it is important that we stay connected in every way we can and share any positive experiences. Tell us about your walks, and share your thoughts, pics and videos on social media using #WALKINGFROMHOME

Why the Walk to School matters

Happier children

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.

Less congestion

During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.

Cleaner air

The school run alone is responsible for generating half a million tonnes of CO2 per year (which is more than some small countries!). Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides?

2 in 5 parents of primary school children say they worry about pollution levels around their school

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.

Download our School Run report - pdf

Parents and carers

If you’re a parent or carer there are lots of ways we can help get your and your family walking.

Our Family Walk to School Kit is designed to help parents, carers and children make the walk to school work for them.

How you can help

Download our Family Walk To School Kit – PDF

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Dates for your diary

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Walk to School Week 

October 2020

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International Walk to School Month

OCTOBER 2020

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Want to talk to the team?

If you want to talk to us about getting more children walking to school, just drop us a line.

Contact us about Walk to School