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Alison

Walk to School Week, Road Safety Week, Bike Week ... these are some of the key national events to promote walking, cycling and road safety. Find out about these and less well-known ways which are seasonally inspired to help keep your walk to school scheme fresh.

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lance
How Pupils Travel Chart

I just love this chart. A great way to start a discussion about the relative merits of different forms of transportation.

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Alison
Disabled Access Day logo

Have you ever pushed a wheelchair? Have you ever used one yourself?

Until recently my only experience of wheelchairs was for a speedy dash from our car to the labour ward; fourteen years ago thanks to a convenient wheelchair my daughter was born in a bed and not in the hospital car park.

Then last year my dad's declining health and my determination that he should be able to 'get out and about' as much as possible meant I became more familiar with wheelchairs and some of the issues users face.

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Alison
walking to school stickers

‘I need to make a volcano’! ‘I need a Greek costume!’ ‘I need to walk to school tomorrow!’

Being a parent is one of the most varied and challenging jobs in the world. No training course can fully prepare you. And when your child starts school there is a constant flow of homework projects, dress-up days and special initiatives which need your support.

So when your child asks if they can walk to school to earn a sticker, you may think it is not worth the effort of changing your ‘drive to school’ routine.

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Alison
pollution from industry

From classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries to this year’s Netflix series The Crown, air pollution in London has played an atmospheric role in our entertainment culture for many years. It may create an air of nostalgia, excitement and mystery but the reality is harsh.

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Alison
Why walk? Gain roadsense

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Welcome to October...

Did you know every October is International Walk to School (iWalk) Month?

Here in the UK it’s an ideal time of year to be organising walk to school events and launching initiatives; pupils and teachers have settled in with their new classes, outdoors autumn colours are enticing and the colder weather hasn’t yet reached us.

So why is walking to school important? We’ve got LOADS of reasons… here are ten to start you off and help others realise why it’s worth getting on board with your plans:

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Alison
road safety stickers

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Are you a teacher or a parent keen to get children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, but concerned about road safety? 

We know fear of traffic is one of the biggest barriers to parents letting their children travel in active ways to school. Here are some ideas on how to promote road safety in your school and help make parents and children street-smart and confident enough to leave the car at home.

If you’re a parent you can encourage your child’s school to try these out.

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Alison
Kids Walk 2018 c. Brake

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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 up a great event for you this June!

Find out more about their Kids Walk 2018 and how your school can join in.