19 May Walk to school challenge
This week Year 2 took part in Walk to School Week!
This was a five- day walking challenge to increase the amount of time we spend walking to and from school. Year 2 successfully completed this challenge and everyone was awarded with a special Walk to School magnet.
We discussed why it is important to walk more:
The school run alone is responsible for generating two million tonnes of CO2 per year. Imagine what we could achieve if we began converting some of these rides to strides?
During morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.
It’s been proven that children who do some form of exercise, especially a walk before school, do better in class because they arrive refreshed, fit and ready to learn.
Hopefully we can keep up the wonderful walking!