Here you will find links to our walk to school initiatives, resources, stories and much more.
WOW is here for 2020-21
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 new #WalkingFromHome activity booklet for families is here and it features 14 sets of activities for families with primary school-aged children. Each resource sheet includes three activities; one for the little ones, one for older children, and one special indoor activity. Our colourful and educational walking activities support children in learning about important themes while staying active.
Tools and guidance to help make the walk to school safe and enjoyable.
A panel of experts discuss some of the best ways to make walking and cycling to school the natural choice for families.
With one half term down, we look at how some of our WOW schools are adapting.
Despite the considerable challenges presented by the pandemic, our Walk to School Week 2020 celebration saw unprecedented numbers stepping u…
Pupils in West Yorkshire took matters into their own hands when parking at their school got out of control.
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
👨👩👦👦Paralympian & Active Travel Commissioner for @SheffCityRegion, @DameSarahStorey has been telling us what opportunities #lockdown has created for her family.— Living Streets (@livingstreets) April 8, 2020
⤵️ Read our latest #walkingfromhome blog for inspo on staying safe & active during #COVID19 https://t.co/sajrt85xZz
Great to see🌎cities finding more street space for social distancing & can't wait to see @HackneyCouncil's filtering plans. We'd like to see priority given to streets with shops, near parks and in areas with flats/high pop. density. @jonburkeUK @bricycle https://t.co/rS1P5GQovZ— LondonLivingStreets (@LDN_LS) April 13, 2020
Inspired by #CaptainTomMoore, 6-year-old Hector has swapped his birthday party for a walking challenge to help raise money for the #NHS.— Living Streets (@livingstreets) April 17, 2020
💚 We think Hector is awesome.
📽️ That's why he's our first #walkingfromhome vlogger!
😃 #FridayFeeling sorted!https://t.co/RpU8zAgiS6
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.