International Walk to School Month

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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.

Whether you’re a school, a parent or a child, this page tells you everything you need to know to take part and get walking.

Campaigning for safe routes to school

This International Walk to School Month we will also be highlighting the need for safe routes with smarter crossings to encourage more children to walk to school. Research has shown that 1 in 5 children are scared to walk to school because of a lack of safe crossing points. Through our campaign, we will engage a wide range of audiences and calling for safer routes that encourage children to walk.

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved: