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JOIN OUR NATIONAL MOVEMENT OF WALKING CHILDREN

HERE YOU WILL FIND LINKS TO OUR WALK TO SCHOOL INITIATIVES, RESOURCES, STORIES AND MUCH MORE.

Our flagship initiatives for primary schools

 

 

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WOW - our year-round walk to school challenge

WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!

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Walk to school week

Our five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all.

 

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Walk to School Week 2020 - watch our videos

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?

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.

download out school run report

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.

Download our Family Walk To School Kit

How you can help

school streets toolkit

School street closure schemes – where cars are prevented from going up to the school gates at drop off and pick up times – have been successfully trialled in towns and cities in the UK.

 

download our school streets toolkit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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