Walk to School Week

This year’s Walk to School Week takes place from May 16 to 20. Kathryn Shaw looks at how schools might get involved, including the School Route Audits

Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, a UK charity for everyday walking, and takes place during National Walking Month each May. Last year, more than 14,000 classes took part – that’s approximately 400,000 children walking to school.

Schools become healthier and happier places when children walk to school. Physically active children are more alert and ready to learn than those who are driven, plus a huge 23 per cent of peak-time traffic is made up from those on the school run, so the more children walking, the less congestion and pollution there is on local roads, making school gates a safer place.

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