Walk to School
OUR WALK TO SCHOOL INITIATIVES, RESOURCES, STORIES & MORE...
Our flagship initiatives for primary schools
Why the walk to school matters
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.
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?
Some useful resources
Our School Run report
We need urgent action on air pollution to protect and promote the Walk to School.
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.