Every year Walk to School Week brings together nearly one million schoolchildren, teachers and parents.
One of the flagship weeks of National Walking Month, the week reinforces the benefits of walking for children...
1. Health and happiness
Regular walking helps to keep young minds healthy and alert ready for their arrival at school.
2. Healthy body
Daily exercise has numerous physical health benefits including helping to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and medial conditions in later life such as cancer and heart disease.
3. Healthy habits
Getting into the habit of an energetic walk at the start of the day will also encourage healthy eating habits such as having a nutritious breakfast every morning.
4. Healthy friends and family
The walk to school is the perfect opportunity for some quality family time or a good chat with friends helping to develop strong, happy relationships.
5. Healthy environment
And don’t forget that walking rather than taking motorised transport means less pollution and cleaner air – a benefit for everyone!
What a week!
During the week, Walk to School mascot Strider will be encouraging pupils to take his 5-Day Walking Challenge – supported by our fab classroom-focused pack.
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