Walking to school can be good way for you to start the day; it helps to develop healthy bones and keep you fit.
Clean Air Heroes
Clean Air Heroes is an active travel points-based activity for infant, junior and primary schools located within Essex. Schools set themselves targets for active travel to school – walking, scooting and cycling – and are sponsored to achieve this by Colchester Zoo, raising money to save rhinos in Africa. It’s completely free to take part, so find out more on the Clean Air Heroes website.
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.
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.