Walk for Wellbeing

Thousands of children across the UK will celebrate the benefits of walking during Walk to School Week from 18 to 22 May. Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, as part of their National Walking Month campaign each May.

Families will be encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the whole week to see the big differences that come from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates. This year, the charity will specifically focus on the health and wellbeing benefits that come from being active.

Walk to School Week classroom packs will have activities for pupils to complete on the way to school and in the classroom, which focus on their wellbeing, including how walking helps with their physical health as well as their mood, concentration and creativity.

Walk to School Week also plays host to Happy Shoesday on Tuesday 19 May, when pupils wear the shoes that make them smile or design their own shoe capes and donate £1 to Living Streets’ road safety work.

For more information on Walk to School Week and to get your classroom packs, visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/wtsw.

Photo credit: Living Streets

 

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