We have a big ambition:
every child that can, walks to school.

A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. 

We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and 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.

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Get involved - Primary schools

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.

Find out more about WOW

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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.

get involved - Secondary schools

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Free Your Feet

Our five-day secondary school walking challenge encourages students to walk all or part of the way to school every day for a week. and is a great way to get pupils feeling the benefits of regular walking.

By way of encouragement, all students who participate are in with a chance to win a £50 shopping voucher.

Free Your Feet

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.

And you can also sign up for our tailored emails.

How you can help

Download our Family Walk To School Kit – PDF

Our partner

Change4Life

We are delighted to announce that Public Health England's Change4Life campaign is partnering with us to support the walk to school.

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Dates for your diary

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Walk to School Week 

Will be 20-25 May 2019!

Walk to School Week 2018 review

International Walk to School Month

October 2018

How 2017 went

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