How Walking Helps Your Children’s Mental Health

Why should we encourage our children to walk more? We know walking is good for their physical health but did you know it is good for their mental health too? Here are four ways in which walking can help improve their mental well-being… and make them happier too. A Good Habit for Healthy Minds Child...

Kids Walk for Safer Streets

The best place for children to learn about road safety is... outside of course! By also making it into a fun event involving the whole school it's more memorable which helps the serious messages to stick. And for your school you don't even need to plan it from scratch; road safety charity Brake have set...

Look Who’s (Getting Kids) Walking

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Welcome to the summer term... and the month of May, which is National Walking Month. So it's perfect timing to encourage parents and pupils to leave the car behind and walk to school. "Easier said than done", I hear you say. Ahhh... but help is on hand. Here at Brightkidz we don't just give you...

The Big Pedal – Has Your School Signed Up?

How can you inspire more children to cycle or scoot to school this spring? One great way is to make sure your school signs up to Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. It's free to enter and there's a chance to win some great prizes... including Brightkidz goodies. Track Your...

Better Air for Your Children – Lessons from Lewisham

The air in our cities may look cleaner than the smog of the 1950s but nowadays much of our air pollution is invisible... although still harmful. But there is hope; there are many actions we can take to make our air cleaner including greening our cities and choosing to walk or cycle more. Pupils from...

Brighten Your Bag – Croydon Schools Show How to Shine

‘Shine bright like a diamond’... how can a lyric from a Rihanna song inspire a child to become a road safety competition winner? Teaching children how to be safe and seen near traffic is much easier if you hand the creative reins over to them and get them to convey the messages in a way...

Road Awareness For Toddlers – Laura’s Mission

As parents we all want our children to be safe near traffic and to also lead healthy, active lives. Laura Zitver is a mother of two young children, former road safety officer and former teacher who recognised there was a lack of road safety education for toddlers. So she started RAFT - Road Awareness For...

10 Travel Tales for National Storytelling Week and World Book Day

Are you ready for a story? National Storytelling Week starts tomorrow (27 January... until 3 February), and World Book Day is coming up (1 March). The flexibility of these popular events means they can be used by educators to inspire learning and interest in many different areas… including how pupils travel to school. We love...

Where are you going to Travel2Next?

We're usually busy giving you practical ideas on how to promote walking, cycling and scooting to school. But today I'm taking a wider view and looking at how businesses can help their own staff to travel in safe, active, sustainable ways using a workplace travel plan. To see this in action we'll take a look...