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Launching a successful WOW challenge!

On this page you will find everything you need to launch WOW:

  1. Video guides and engagement content
  2. Running WOW FAQs
  3. Downloadable launch materials
  4. Free lesson plans and activities 
  5. SOCIal media shareables

If you can't find what you were looking for below, don't hesitate to get in touch at walktoschool@livingstreets.org.uk

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1. Video guides and engagement content

 

 

LAUNCH WOW

 

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.

Travel Tracker tutorials - England and Wales

Travel Tracker tutorials - Scotland

 

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.

2. FAQs

What is the WOW Travel Tracker and how do I get started?

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.

  • If you used the WOW Travel Tracker last year, your log in details will be the same. If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it on this page. Last year’s data has been removed but classes are still on the system. You can either move them up a year or delete and start again.
  • If you’re new to the WOW Travel Tracker, you will have chosen log in details when you registered (if you haven’t registered yet you can do so here), just set up your classes and you’re ready to go.

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!

What is a WOW Ambassador?

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.

How do I know who has earned a badge and which badge to award for which month?

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.

  • You can either go to the 'Badges' tab select the 'year', 'class', 'month' and then click 'go' to see a list of pupils who have earned a badge on that given month. If you want to see who has earned a badge across all classes at your school, only select the 'month' from the drop down and leave 'year' and 'class' options blank. From this tab you can also print the list of all pupils who have earned a badge.
  • Alternatively, from the record page of the WOW Travel Tracker, you will see a little badge icon appear next to the pupils who have earned one that month.

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.

Walk for the World badges

3. downloadable launch materials

Welcome guide

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Classroom guide

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WOW Travel tracker guide

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WOW Travel Tracker modes explained

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WOW and sustainability

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Park and Stride Guide

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park and stride letter for parents/carers

 

 

Template letters to help you set up a Park and Stride scheme
(Word document)

 

 

 

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park and stride request letter - template 

 

 

Template letter to request set up of a Park and Stride scheme in a local car park
(Word file)

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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WOW Ambassador support pack 
(Zip folder)

WOW Ambassador

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Baseline survey

 

 

 

Baseline survey

 

 

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4. Free lesson plans

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.


Health and Wellbeing

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTPRINTS - humans and animals walking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking to school through the generations

 

 

 

Health and wellbeing
KS1 / Foundation Phase / P1-3

KS1/P1-3 Lesson plan

 

 

 

 

Footprints
KS1 / Foundation Phase / P1-3

KS1/P1-3 download

Ks1/P1-3 download (no printer)

Foundation Phase - Welsh version

 

 

 

 

Walking through the generations
KS1 / Foundation Phase / P1-3

KS1/P1-3 download

Foundation Phase - Welsh version

health and wellbeing
KS2 / P4-7

KS2/P4-7 Lesson Plan

 

 

 

 

footprints
KS2 / P4-7

KS2/P4-7 download

Ks2/P4-7 download (no printer)

KS2 - Welsh version

 

 

 

 

Walking through the generations
KS2 / P4-7

KS1/P4-7 download

KS2 - Welsh version

5. Social media shareables

Download any of the social media shareables below and shout about your walking journeys with WOW. Don't forget to tag @LivingStreets and hashtag #WalkToSchool