It’s Walk to School Week!

It’s national walk to school week here in the UK.  A great way to promote the importance of walking to school, as well as highlight the need to incorporate regular physical activity in their everyday lives.  But there are so many other benefits of walking to school than just that.

Did you know when children walk to school the come more attentive and ready to learn?  It helps them get their last-minute jiggles out. 

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Walking to school with your children is also a great way to have some one on one time.  Not only does it help you bond with your children, walking to school gives them a sense of community and being part of their neighbourhood.  And a big bonus is that it helps save money as well as good being for the environment.

At Living Streets, they have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school. W/C 5th October

Their five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Pupils will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates!

Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.

Walk to School Week is scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month. Additional resources can be found here >>>>