International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month. Each year, primary school pupils from across the UK join forces with children in more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to school.

What do you remember about your walk to school? The sense of independence, chatting to friends, jumping in crunchy autumn leaves?

81% of parents with primary school aged children walked to school but today this has almost halved. Now only 47% of primary school children walking to school.

We want to see more children walking to school so that they too can have great memories. Already we’ve had thousands of people like you supporting our campaign.

Are you...

A teacher?

We've put together a great lesson plan - and a template press release for you let your local media know it's Walk to School Month.

Download lesson plans

Download press release


A parent, carer or campaigner?

Help us urge the government to make walking the No1 way to get to school.

Sign our petition to David Cameron

Have a look at our general election manifesto...

...and email a copy to your MP.

Or maybe an MP?

Here's a template press release for you to personalise.

We asked some of our older supporters for their memories of their walk to school.

Here's just a sample...

Need more information? Drop us a line!

We're @livingstreets on Twitter, or you can email