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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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?

Our partner


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

Get involved - Primary schools

WOW - the year-round walk to school challenge

WOW rewards primary school pupils who walk to school at least once a week with a monthly collectible badge.

It's simple to run, fun and easy to take part. And it gets results.

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Find out more about WOW



You only need two things to get started with WOW...

Image: Big results from little steps Infographic - WOW provides great return on investment for all the community, £4.17 in benefits to the wider community for every £1 spent 23 per cent more children wak after one year of taking part

Travel Tracker

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Travel tracker

30 per cent fewer cars at school gates

Less then £1.50 per child, per year

WOW is a simple and cost-effective way of getting children walking to school.

Winners to be announced soon

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WOW Badge Design Competition 2017

Find out more here

More ways for Primary Schools to get involved

Happy Shoesday

Our one day fundraising event Happy Shoesday encourages children across the UK to walk to school wearing shoes that put a smi…

Five-day Walking Challenge

Our five-day walking challenges are 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.

View all the ways we get children walking to school

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

Download free resources - and visit our online shop

Dates for your diary

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Walk to School Week 

15-19 May 2017

Walk to School Week

International Walk to School Month

October 2017

How 2016 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