Huge turnout expected for Walk to School Week
More than one million children across the UK are expected to participate in Walk to School Week 2011, according to the organisers Living Streets.
The week, part of National Walking Month, is designed to encourage children to walk to school throughout the year. As part of the week resources are created to help parents, children, schools and local authorities to run events and activities to raise awareness about walking to school.
Living Streets says: “Walking is healthy, green, fun and free. Yet today, less than half of all primary school children walk to school, and our obesity, pollution and congestion levels are rising.
“We’re here to help anyone who wants to start walking to school – whether that’s all the way, parking up and walking the last 10 minutes, or just getting off the bus early. It all counts!”
Ellen Midwood, head of Walk to School campaign, says: “We are recruiting local authorities and schools to take part and order our classroom resources. These contain quizzes on road safety tailored to Key Stages 1 and 2 that support the DfT’s THINK! key learning objectives for the national curriculum.”
The closing date to order resources is 18 March.
For more information contact Ellen Midwood on 020 7377 4900.
With 50 days to go until the first ‘European Day Without a Road Death’, TISPOL has published a video to suggesting ways for road users ways to get involved in the event.