Why Walk to School?

Walking to school has many benefits for pupils,
parents and society as a whole.

Promoting these benefits can help persuade more families to walk – different benefits will appeal to different people. What would work at your school?

Health

Regular exercise makes children healthier and reduces risk of obesity which can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other health issues.

Road Sense

By walking to school children gain road-sense and are able to learn about risk and therefore how to look after themselves and be safe.

Ready to learn

Walking to school helps children to feel more wide awake for the start of the school day and therefore more ready to learn.

Good mental health

research shows that walking helps children sleep well and be less stressed which makes them happier.

Safety

By reducing the number of cars travelling to school, the roads in the area become safer for everyone, especially around the school gates.

Social and Independent

Walking to school is sociable for children and helps them become more independent.

Pollution

is reduced if more children walk. Air quality and particulate matter are especially relevant in our cities.

Attendance and punctuality

Some walk to school schemes can lead to improved attendance and punctuality which leads to improved learning.

Happy neighbours

The more children who walk, the fewer cars there will be blocking neighbours’ drives and causing frustration.

Start young

Regular walking from a young age means children grow up with this good healthy habit for life.

Related Products

For Walking to School

Walking Bus Pack

£85.00

Armbands and Wristbands

Snapband, Child

£1.25