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Walk to School Month

September 24th 2020| Michael Mountford
September 24th 2020 |

Walk to School Month

Walk to School Month originally first took place in 2011 and the goal of this day means so much to so many different people.

For some it promotes change for safer and improved streets whilst for others, it might be to promote a healthier lifestyle and an attempt to reduce their carbon footprint.

From the first official walk all the way back in 2011 to now, millions of people from all parts of their local community all take part in over 40 countries around the world. And since then, Living Streets have also joined in with the Walk to School Initiative; all to help create a safer environment for those kids and parents that choose to walk to school.

What is Walk To School Month?

To get a better sense of what Walk to School Month is all about, take a look at this video created by Living Streets.

How to Get Involved

If you’re looking for ways in which you can get your school involved, then take a look below for some great bits of inspiration.

Five Day Walking Challenge

Living Streets have provided some classroom packs and resources all with the purpose of making the children feel more empowered to change their environment for the better.

Happy Shoesday!!!

Happy Shoesday is a fundraising event set up by Living Streets in order to raise money to create safer streets for all.

Our resources

We have created some brand new resources for Walk to School Month, including banners, cut outs, games and more!

An eye catching Walk to School display banner
Marvellous cut outs
Fun games to play whilst on the walk to school
Use the walk as a great tool to get children to answer challenge questions

And that’s just the beginning! With lots of other resources available to download through our topic tag, you can help children get involved and make the month fun for everyone.

Simply visit the Walk to School topic tag today and start downloading your Walk to School resources.

Other examples of great work!

Click through here to read a couple of blogs written by schools and teachers all about how they partook in Walk To School Month and how fundraising has helped make their streets much safer for everyone.

We hope that this blog has provided you with some inspiration and has informed you on how you can help take part this month and make the journey walking to and from school as safe as possible for everyone.

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