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Walk to School Week

23 April 2018 (by admin)

This year’s national Walk to School Week campaign starts on Monday 21st May and runs to Friday 25th May.

This year’s national Walk to School Week campaign starts on Monday 21st May – Friday 25th May and all Staffordshire schools are being asked to promote Walk to School Week with the aim of trying to get more families regularly walking to school for the following reasons:

• It’s healthy for children and adults – it contributes to the recommended amount of daily exercise;
• It helps keep the roads around school free from traffic which is safer for all children;
• It’s better for the environment;
• It keeps our neighbours happy – less cars outside their homes and driveways;
• Walking to school improves children’s road safety skills;
• Research has shown that children who walk to school are more alert in the classroom – exercise is a good start to the school day.
• It’s fun!

We would ask all parents and carers to support this initiative and walk to school between 21st and 25th May and take advantage of all the benefits that walking to school can have.