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.

Throughout the month (and in the build-up) we collected signatures to a petition to David Cameron to make the walk to school safer and easier.

In the end we gathered an amazing 20,000 names! And on Wednesday, 22 October, our chief executive, Joe Irvin, and two experienced Walk-to-School veterans(!) delivered the whole lot to 10 Downing Street, where they were met by Gavin Willamson MP.

See below for how you can celebrate what's left of International Walk to School Month.

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


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...

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