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Walk To School Week 17th - 21st May
Mudeford pupils take to the streets for Walk to School Week (17 – 21 May 2021)
- Pupils in Mudeford will join thousands of children across the UK to take to their feet for Living Streets’ Walk to School Week (17 – 21 2021).
- Walk to School Week takes place during Living Streets’ National Walking Month each May, with this year’s campaign focussing on the health and environmental benefits of walking to school.
- Walk to School Week classroom packs will explore how being active helps children gain ‘superpowers’ that improve their health, happiness and local environment.
Pupils in Mudeford will join thousands of children across the UK to celebrate the benefits of walking during Walk to School Week (17 - 21 May 2021).
Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking as part of their National Walking Month campaign each May.
Families are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the whole week to see the big differences that come from small steps, from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates. This year’s challenge will focus on the ‘walking superpowers’ that benefit individuals, communities and the planet.
Pupils from Mudeford will enjoy Living Streets’ Walk to School Week classroom packs, filled with activities to complete on the way to school and in the classroom. Each day, pupils will be introduced to a brand new ‘Walking Superpower’ taking the form of a fun comic-book inspired design. ‘Super Strong’, ‘Super Smart’, ‘Super Smiley’, ‘Super Safe’ and ‘Super Sustainable’ will teach pupils about the benefits of being active and reinforce the power of walking. Daily reward stickers and special reward badges are up for grabs at the end of the week for those who travelled actively every day.
Last year, almost 200,000 children across the country took part in Walk to School Week with this year looking to be bigger than ever.
Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:
“Walk to School Week is a fun, inclusive, free and simple activity, which improves the physical and mental wellbeing of children and celebrates walking for all.
“Pupils enjoy the health and happiness that comes from walking, while schools and local communities enjoy reduced congestion and pollution.
“We’re thrilled that families nationwide are joining us this week and enjoying the fresh air, fun, freedom, and friendship that walking to school brings.”
For more information on Walk to School Week and to get your classroom packs, visit livingstreets.org.uk/wtsw
Our school is taking part in Walk to School Week (17-21 May). The nationwide event is organised by walking charity Living Streets and designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.
The theme of this year’s event is ‘Walking Superpowers’ and through the week, pupils will be introduced to five different Walking Superpowers who will teach them all about these benefits and reinforce the power of walking, superhero style!
Each pupil will be challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week using wallchart and stickers to log their journeys. Each class will work collectively to make as many active journeys to school as possible across the week. Individual activity diaries, daily stickers and end of week pupil rewards will complement this activity, reinforcing the benefits and keeping children engaged.
What do I need to do as a parent/carer?
We would ask, if possible, to make arrangements so that your child/children can travel actively to school on w/c 17 May, helping our school reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates. In return, your child will earn special stickers and a badge!. Walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling all count! If you live far away from school and need to drive or take public transport, try parking the car or hopping off the bus/train ten minutes away and walking the rest of the journey.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.