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18.05.2022

Walk to School Week 2022

 

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland pupils take to the streets for Walk to School Week (16 – 20 May 2022)

  • Pupils in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will join thousands of children across the UK to take to their feet for Living Streets’ Walk to School Week (16 – 20 2022).
  • Walk to School Week takes place during Living Streets’ National Walking Month each May, with this year’s campaign focussing on the health and environmental benefits of walking to school.
  • This year’s challenge, #PowerUp, will engage pupils on how being active helps improve their health, happiness and local environment through video-game inspired design and resources.

Pupils in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will join thousands of children across the UK to celebrate the benefits of walking during Walk to School Week (16 – 20 May 2022).

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 are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the whole week to see the big differences that come from small steps, from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates. This year’s challenge, #PowerUp, will engage pupils through video game-inspired design, encouraging them to travel sustainably to school every day of the week.

Pupils from Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will enjoy Living Streets’ Walk to School Week classroom packs, filled with activities to complete on the way to school and in the classroom. Each day, the #PowerUp challenge will take pupils through five levels: ‘Team Up’, ‘Defeat Danger’ ‘Boost Health’, ‘Save the Planet’ and ‘Lead the Way’. These daily missions will respectively teach them about the social, road safety, physical, mental, and environmental benefits of walking. Daily stickers and an extra special reward up for grabs at the end of the week for those who travelled actively every day. Walk to School Week classroom packs, containing resources for up to 30 pupils, are available to order now.

Last year, a record number of over 350,000 pupils across the UK took part in Walk to School Week, with this year looking to be bigger than ever.

Stephen Edwards, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:

“Walk to School Week is an excellent opportunity for pupils across the UK to come together and celebrate the many benefits of walking to school.

“Schools that take part in Walk to School Week can enjoy reduced congestion and pollution, while children are well on their way to meeting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day to stay fit, healthy and happy.

“We can’t wait to have more families enjoying the fresh air, freedom, friendship and fun that walking to school brings this Walk to School Week.”

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

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