October is International Walk to School Month – a month where pupils around the globe are invited to celebrate the benefits of walking and wheeling to school.
There are so many benefits of using active travel as a means of transport, and it’s a good way to develop a healthy habit and introduce more exercise into our lives. So the big question is…are you taking part?
If you’re looking for ways for your school to get involved or for free fun activities to do with your children on the journey to school, Living Streets have some great initiatives you can take part in as well as free resources to help get you moving.
Why is it good to walk to school?
Living Streets say that walking to school means:
- Happier children! It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.
- Less congestion! During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.
- Cleaner air! The school run alone is responsible for generating half a million tonnes of CO2 per year (which is more than some small countries!). Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides?
Want to get involved? To find out more take a look at the Living Streets walk to school page.