Every October is International Walk to School Month - an opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to school.

And this year are looking at how we make the Walk to School safer and easier. Find out what you can do...

Happy children waving

Watch our road closure video

School road closures are transformative, removing the congestion, pollution and other hazards posed by cars to put pupils and families first.

We went to Millfields Community School in East London, one of the schools taking part in WOW, our year-round walk to school challenge, to find out about the school road closure scheme run by the London Borough of Hackney, and how taking part has benefited pupils, parents and teachers.

how you can get more children walking to school

Mother and son cross a road

Parents

Download our Family Walk to School Kit and join our movement.

Family Walk to School Kit

More for parents

Schools

Schools

Find out about our groundbreaking Walk to School challenges.

Walk to School

Parking outside school

Policy makers

Our report contains 21 recommendations for promoting walking to school.

Download our report - pdf

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Need more inspiration to get walking?

Take a look at our Silver Clarion Award winning film, produced with the Media Trust.

We spoke to fellow walking experts in Australia and Canada.

Map of Australia

In Australia, projects that encourage whole communities to walk more, creating busier, more vibrant streets, are a key approach to getting more children walking to school.

Walking to school in Australia

Map of Canada

In Canada, harsh winter weather can be a major obstacle - but imaginative schemes like 'Winter Walking Days' (with hot chocolate rewards!) are proving effective.

Walking to school in Canada

As kids, we enjoyed walking to school because it was fun. Now, as adults, we understand all the additional reasons that active school travel is so important. It allows children to get to know their neighbourhoods, get exercise, and improve their concentration levels at school.

Armi De Francia and Laura Zeglen, Canadian School Travel Planners

Walk to school success stories from closer to home...

Walk to school memories

This mum's lovely message got us thinking about all the memories we make on the walk to school.

Wansdyke Primary School, Bristol

How one school 's commitment to walking to school with us culminated in a hugely successful Park & Stride scheme.

Our impact

School road closure in Camden

How Living Streets worked with a London school and its local council to close its street to traffic.