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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Walk to School Week is 21-25 May 2018

Like every year, the Week takes place during National Walking Month, our annual festival of walking - only this year we're making it bigger than ever before.

As ever, school pupils the length and breadth of the country will be leading the celebrations by taking part in our Five-day Walking Challenge and our Happy Shoesday fundraiser.

And this year we are adding a dimension for parents, carers and any other grown-ups to pledge to walk to school during the week. We will also be producing a campaign toolkit to empower people and communities to make their streets fitter for the Walk To School.

More news on all of this is coming very soon.

More about our Five-day Walking Challenge

More about Happy Shoesday

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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Happy Shoesday

Wear the shoes that make you happy, have fun and help us create safer, walkable streets for all.

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.

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?

Parents and carers

If you’re a parent or carer there are lots of ways we can help get your and your family walking.

Sign up for our tailored emails and we can help make walking safer and easier in your neighbourhood and get more children at your kids’ school walking.

How you can help

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 

21-25 May 2018

Walk to School Week

International Walk to School Month

October 2017

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