Get Involved With Walk To School Week 2016

This year, ‘Walk to School Week’ takes place between 16th and 20th May and it’s a fantastic opportunity to get outside and encourage children of all ages to lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Operated by the charity Living Streets, the aim of the campaign is to motivate children to develop their sense of road safety so that as they get older, they feel confident walking around safely on their own.

Last year’s campaign proved extremely successful with an estimated one million children from over 4,000 schools participating in the event.

Walk to School Week is part of the wider drive, ‘National Walking Month’, which is running throughout May. The goals are to highlight our awareness of the environment, explain the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and as with Walk to School week, develop road safety skills in children.

How You Can Participate:

  • Arrange to walk around the playground with your class for 20 minutes a day.
  • Ask parents to choose one day in the week to walk their children to school.
  • Hold a sponsored walk and ask for small donations to the Living Streets charity.
  • Arrange a local class trip, close enough for children to walk there and back.
  • If children have a pet dog, encourage them to walk it with their parents one day in the week.
  • Go on a nature walk and use the opportunity to explore and spot minibeasts, birds and flowers.

 

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There isn’t a better time to leave your cars at home, put on your walking shoes and enjoy the benefits a stroll can bring. For more information, visit http://www.livingstreets.org.uk

 

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