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Walking to school

8 August 2017

Walking to school can be good way for you to start the day; it helps to develop healthy bones and keep you fit.


The Eco Race
The Eco Race is a free inter-schools competition which takes place every term, where schools and classes compete against one another to see who can have the greatest proportion of pupils walking, scooting or cycling to school. For more info and how your school can enter visit Eco Race Essex


Walking buses
These buses are organised by your school, using volunteers to walk along designated routes. On the way are ‘bus stops' where more children join. 

 

Walk to school events
Schools can take part in Nationally run events through the 'Living Streets' website. www.livingstreets.org.uk.

 

Park and stride
Your school may organise a park and stride where parents with permission park in a suitable location, (such as a supermarket car park) and then walk the rest of the way with you. This is also great for exercise and will help reduce the amount of cars near your school gates.