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Pupils Put Best Foot Forward for Walk to School Week

Pupils at 28 schools in the Borough took part in Walk to School Week between the 17th and 21st of May 2021.

Walk to School Week is an annual event focusing on the benefits of walking to school.  Each year, the event is based on a theme, and this year it was Walking Superpowers.

Pupils who walked, cycled or scooted to school – or those who parked and walked – during the week earned stickers to track their journeys each day on a classroom wall chart.  They could also complete an activity booklet, which had lots of fun things to do focusing on the benefits of walking.  At the end of the week, pupils who had travelled actively to school earned a badge.

The event was very successful.  For example, at Hillside Primary School, walking increased and over 144 active travel journeys were recorded during the week.

To help launch the event, the school travel officer gave assemblies at some schools.  This was in person at Windmill Primary School and virtually at Floreat Montague Park.  A promotional slide show was given to other schools to use.

Pupils discussed the benefits of walking, cycling or scooting to school and ways that they might be able to do that more often.  They had some fantastic ideas.

Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the event and are keen to keep walking after Walk to School Week.