​Children are being encouraged to “walk for wellbeing” during this year’s Walk to School Week from May 16 to 20.

The week is organised by the charity Living Streets and this year will see the #PowerUp challenge, which focuses on how being active helps improve health, happiness, and local environment.

Living Streets is a UK charity for “everyday walking” and Walk to School Week is part of its National Walking Month campaign which is running for the whole of May. Families will be encouraged to walk, wheel, cycle, scoot or “Park and Stride” for the whole week.

The #PowerUp challenge will engage pupils through a video game-inspired activity. Each day, the challenge will take pupils through five levels: Team Up, Defeat Danger, Boost Health, Save the Planet, and Lead the Way. These daily “missions” will teach pupils about the social, road safety, physical, mental, and environmental benefits of walking.

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