walking and staying active during lockdown

To help keep children active and engaged during this time, our team created a space where you can find important updates on our walk to school initiatives during this time of lockdown, news and stories, but most importantly, FREE RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES for ages 4-11! 

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We want children to be energised and empowered.

We want children and parents to make walking to school their natural choice.

And we need your help.

Find out about the ways Living Streets gets children walking more, the fab tools we provide for teachers and parents, and our groundbreaking campaigning work that all underpin our vision of a new walking generation.

Inspiring lockdown stories for families

#WalkingFromHome: The Teacher

Teaching from home is no walk in the park, but a walk in the park is helping this teacher.

#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.

Parents and carers

If you’re a parent or carer, check out our ideas for ways to get you and your family walking.

And download our Family Walk to School Kit, 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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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

Download free resources - and visit our online shop

Dates for your diary

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Walk to School Week 

JOIN US OCTOBER 2020

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International Walk to School Month

OCTOBER 2020

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Our work in action

Packmoor Primary and Woolcool, Stoke-on-Trent…

How a local business and a school came together to improve their neighbourhood.

Why Oxfordshire Council runs WOW

How running our walk to school challenge has boosted active travel across one UK county.

Durham students design Walk to School banners…

Durham schools celebrate International Walk to School Month with Walk to School banner competition.

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