Did you know that children who walk, cycle or scoot to school show higher performance, better concentration, increased well being and self-esteem, and are exposed to less pollution than travelling by car? They are also more likely to choose sustainable travel options when they become independent.
My Journey Wokingham works with schools to encourage safe, active and sustainable travel for children (and parents) to school, including walking, scooting, cycling, park and striding (parking at least a 5 minute walk away from your final destination) and public transport.
The benefits of active and sustainable travel extend far beyond the school gate. Research shows that active travel to school makes children more alert, improves concentration for up to four hours afterwards, improves academic performance, and encourages a better mood. Travelling actively and sustainably also exposes us to significantly less air pollution than travelling by car and contributes to reducing congestion. It is also the perfect opportunity for children to learn about their local area, develop wider social networks and gain independence. My Journey looks to reap these benefits and equip our young people with the lifelong skills and knowledge they need to travel safely, responsibly and where appropriate independently now and in the future.