Travelling to and from school


Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active and become healthier.

It's suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

There are usually nearby estates, shops and car parks close to the school so you can be dropped off and walk the rest of the way.

By walking to school, children gain road-sense and are able to learn about risk and therefore how to look after themselves and be safe. Walking to school is also sociable for children and helps them become more independent. It is a great way to start the day.

By encouraging walking, there will be fewer cars travelling to school, with the roads in the area becoming safer for everyone, especially around the school gates. This will result in fewer cars parking and causing concerns with local residents.

Did you know:

  • It takes around 20 minutes to walk a mile - 20 minutes of exercise each day can make you healthier
  • On average, it takes about 10 minutes to walk 1,000 steps
  • It's easy to fit walking into your daily routine, even if you live more than a mile from school

Why not try:

  • Getting off the bus one or two stops earlier than you need to
  • Parking the car a little further away and continue on foot