Launching a successful WOW challenge!
On this page you will find everything you need to launch WOW:
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Watch this fun and quick video to help explain to your teachers, school staff, and pupils how WOW works, why walking is important, and how to launch and run WOW.
WOW travel tracker video tutorials
Access a selection of useful how-to video tutorials on the WOW Travel Tracker for English, Welsh and Scottish schools. From adding holidays, awarding badges, managing school and pupils data, we've got it all covered.
WOW ENGAGEMENT VIDEO
Watch this video with your pupils as a fun and interactive way to discover the importance of walking and the impact it can have on our health, wellbeing, and the environment.
WHAT IS WOW?
Share this video with teachers and parents to help explain what WOW is and why your school is taking part.
The WOW Travel Tracker is our award-winning software that your school will use to record pupils' daily journeys to school. It also tells you who has earned a badge each month, it shows you how your school is doing on the local and national leaderboard as well as storing lots of useful resources.
In the above section of this page you will find useful video tutorials explaining how to add holidays, awarding badges, managing school and pupils data and lots more!
A WOW Ambassador is an important role a pupil can take on to support the delivery of WOW in your school. Their key role is to champion all things WOW in their class and across the school, encouraging other pupils to walk or travel actively to school. They may also assist with recording journeys on the WOW Travel Tracker and take the responsibility of awarding WOW badges at the end of each month.
To enable other pupils to identify WOW Ambassadors in your school and to celebrate and reward your nominated WOW Ambassadors, you can purchase special WOW Ambassador badges* from our Living Streets shop.
We have a handy downloadable support pack containing everything you need to run a successful WOW Ambassador scheme at your school.
*If your school is being supported by a local coordinator as part of a funded project, please contact them to discuss your WOW Ambassador badge allocation.
The WOW Travel Tracker will tell you which pupils have earned a badge each month and there are a couple of ways to find out this information.
Note: pupils can continue recording trips beyond the minimum threshold required to earn a badge. All active trips will contribute to place you higher on the leaderboard!
This year's badges: this term starts with two badges that we are carrying forward from last year due to the first lockdown – the Colosseum for September 2021 and Petronas Towers in October 2021. From November 2021, a brand new theme kicks in – Walk for the World. The WOW Travel Tracker will tell you which badge is to be awarded for the running month and below is a calendar of our Walk for the World badges.
Autumn term badge dispatch: At the start of term, all schools should have received their September and October badges only (Colosseum and Petronas Towers). Please note that these badges were initially packaged for use in January and February 2021 respectively, prior to school closures, and are labelled as such.
November and December badges are currently in production and will be supplied in mid-November. Badges will then be supplied termly from January.
Park and Stride Guide
park and stride letter for parents/carers
Template letters to help you set up a Park and Stride scheme
park and stride request letter - template
Template letter to request set up of a Park and Stride scheme in a local car park
WOW launch assembly presentation
(with voice over)
Run through this Power Point presentation with your pupils when launching WOW. It includes an informative and engaging video and a fun Q&A for pupils.
These lesson plans are suitable for a 60-minute class, are linked to the curriculum, and include pupils' worksheets as well as at home extensions.