St Joseph’s pupils take to the streets for Sponsored Walk to School Week (15 – 19 May 2023)
- Our pupils will join thousands of children across the UK to take to their feet for Living Streets’ Walk to School Week (15 – 19 May 2023).
- Walk to School Week takes place during Living Streets’ National Walking Month each May, with this year’s campaign focussing on the reason to walk to school and the impact it can have.
- This year’s challenge, Walk with Wildlife, will engage pupils on how being active on their way to school helps improve their health, happiness and local environment.
Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, as part of their National Walking Month campaign each May.
Families are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or ‘Park and Stride’ for the whole week to see the big differences that come from small steps, from healthier and happier children to fewer cars outside the school gates. This year’s challenge, Walk with Wildlife, encourages children to travel actively to school every day of the week. Meeting various animals along the way, they’ll learn about the important reasons to walk and the difference it can make for individuals, communities and the planet!
Pupils will enjoy Living Streets’ Walk to School Week classroom packs, filled with activities to complete on the way to school and in the classroom. Each day, the Walk with Wildlife challenge teaches pupils about five important reasons to walk and the impact it can have – including sustainability, inclusion, health, mindfulness and friendship. Daily stickers and an extra special reward are up for grabs at the end of the week for those who travelled actively every day.
Last year, over 200,000 pupils across the UK took part in Walk to School Week, with this year looking to be bigger than ever.
Stephen Edwards, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:
“Walk to School Week is an excellent opportunity for pupils across the UK to come together and celebrate the many benefits of walking to school.
“Schools that take part in Walk to School Week can enjoy reduced congestion and pollution, while children are well on their way to meeting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity a day to stay fit, healthy and happy.
“We can’t wait to have more families enjoying the fresh air, freedom, friendship and fun that walking to school brings this Walk to School Week.”
The Physical Education Department would like to thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.
LET’S GET WALKING!!!