Walk to School Week Encourages Healthy Activity
27th May 2014
Last Friday concluded Wandsworth Prep’s second second successful Walk to School Week as part of Living Streets’ National Walking Month, a month dedicated to celebrating the benefits of walking – and the perfect time to give walking a go. Walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and healthy. It’s also a great opportunity for children to learn vital road safety skills and make sure they’re alert and ready to learn at the start of a new day.
Living Streets runs the national Walk to School campaign, and the national charity says parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful, their petrol bill goes down, their children perform better at school and that they, and their children, feel healthier and fitter. Teachers even report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks.
Last week provided an opportunity to highlight the importance of walking, which extends the culture which is already embedded within the school, with a large proportion of parents who walk their children to the school and staff who are encouraged to walk, cycle or use public transport, as no staff car parking is available at the school.
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