Let's swap the school run for a school walk!

We want to reverse the decline in the Walk to School that has seen the numbers of us who regularly walk to school drop from 70% to less than half in just a couple of generations.

WOW - the year-round walk to school challenge

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Pupils record how they get to school on the WOW Travel Tracker and those who walk once per week for a month are rewarded with a themed badge.

It's simple to run, fun and easy to take part. Just a few minutes of a teacher's day is all it takes to make a big difference.

And together with our free monthly curriculum-aligned learning resources and assembly presentations, WOW will help develop healthy lifelong habits.

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Five-day Walking Challenge

Our five-day walking challenge is designed to offer primary school pupils a burst of walking activity.

Month-long Walking Challenge

Help primary school pupils start to feel the benefits of regular activity by taking part in our month-long challenge.

Happy Shoesday

Wear the shoes that make you happy, have fun and help us create safer, walkable streets for all.

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 two million tonnes of CO2 per year. 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 

JOIN US 20-24 MAY 2019

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International Walk to School Month

OCTOBER 2019

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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.

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