We are excited to tell you about the Walk to School Project that our school will be running from Monday 14th March until Friday 8th April with national walking charity, Living Streets.

 

Who is involved?

Everyone at our school will have the chance to be involved including pupils, parents and teachers.

 

What is the Month-Long Walking Challenge?

This month-long challenge is a scheme run by Living Streets, the charity behind the national Walk to School campaign, which encourages families to walk to school at least TWICE a week. At the end of the month, children who walked at least once every week will receive a special badge.

 

What if we can’t walk to school?

Even if you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, all children can participate in the challenge by walking at least 5-10 minutes to school. We recommend Sainsbury’s car park as a place to ‘park and stride’ where you can park your car nearby and walk to school from there.

 

Why are we encouraging walking to school?

Just over half of UK children walk to school, while the number of children being driven to school has doubled in the last 20 years. Our school is taking part because of the many benefits we believe it will bring to our children and the community.

 

Children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school:

  1. Arrive fit, refreshed and ready to learn.
  2. Do better in class.
  3. Are happier, healthier and more independent.

 

And more children walking to school means:

  1. Reduced congestion and improved safety at the school gate.
  2. Better local air quality and reduced CO2 emissions.

 

Don’t forget, scooting and cycling count too!

Best wishes and happy walking,
Mrs Carling
Geography / Eco Coordinator