Walk to School is a programme of activities which supports schools to raise awareness of active travel with pupils and families. This could be to encourage:
- Increasing levels of physical activity
- Improving mental wellbeing
- Improving safety around the school gates
- Increasing awareness of environmental issues
With thanks to Herefordshire Council, we will continue to support schools through our FREE Walk to School programme up until February 2024. If you’re a school in Hereford city, one of the market towns, or are just simply committed to increasing the numbers of young people walking to school, please get in touch. We can provide free resources, lessons, assemblies and advice to help you raise awareness and create your own walk to school programme or initiative!
Take a look at our Walk to School impact report from 2022 for more information!
Resources and Information
Stretton Sugwas have a great example of how they are supporting more children and families to Walk to School. Find out more about their Park and Stride and read our guide on how to set up your own Park and Stride at your school!
Information and Resources for families
Are you looking to walk to school more often? Even if you can park the car a little bit further away, just 10 minutes of walking can contribute to your child’s active 60 minutes! Why not try out some of our activities below to make the walk a bit more interesting! You can also track your progress with our wall chart.
Activities that you can do on the walk to school
Walk to School – Activities for families on the walk to school
Track your walks to school using our handy wall chart
Walk to School Wall planner
Information and Resources for schools
Below are a number of resources to help you to encourage more active travel in your school.
Examples of how you can use your PE Premium to support active travel to school
Walking to School and using PE Premium
Setting up a Park and Stride at your school
Setting up a Park and Stride guide
Activities for children that can be used in the classroom to raise awareness of active travel (cross curricular links)
Walk to School – Bitesize activities for the classroom