It’s Walk to School Week! How did you get to school today? Car How did you get to school today? Bus How did you get to school today? Bicycle How did you get to school today? Scooter How did you get to school today? Walk Why is it good to walk to school? Walking is fun! • Walk with your friends • Talk about your day • Explore your neighbourhood Walking is good for you! • Daily exercise keeps you healthy and fit • Makes you feel happy J • Wakes you up in the morning! Walking is good for the planet • Gas from cars pollutes the air • If more people walk, there are fewer cars and less pollution • Cleaner air is better for us and our planet Safer Roads • With fewer cars on the road it is safer to walk • There will be fewer cars crowding the school gate Learn road safety skills • You learn road safety skills while walking to school • Use crossings or traffic lights to cross safely • Look both ways before you cross the road Why is it good to walk to school? How can we make it easier? • Park and stride - park the car about 10 minutes away from the school and walk the rest of the way Your school could… • Set up a Park and Stride scheme with a local car park • Set up a Walking Zone around your school Strider’s Family Walking Challenge Lets get walking! Lets… walk to school!