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


Our Walk to School initiatives for primary schools

WOW is here for 2022-23

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!


Depending on your area and our funding availability, your school may be eligible to run WOW for free.

check if your school is eligible

more on WOW


Our 2022 week-long celebration of the walk to school took place 16-20 May!
You can still join the fun, packs are undated and available to order now.

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foot prints


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

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free walking activities for families and in-class resources


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.


Does your family live too far away from school to walk?

Try Park and Stride! Park and Stride is a simple idea for families who live far away to still enjoy the benefits of walking to school.

Try park and stride

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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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 

16 - 20 May 2022


International Walk to School Month


find out more

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