In association with www.livingstreets.org.uk, each year, primary school pupils from across the UK join forces with children in more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to school. There are lots of benefits of walking for children, here are just a few:
1. Health and happiness
Regular walking helps to keep young minds healthy and alert ready for their arrival at school.
2. Healthy body
Daily exercise has numerous physical health benefits including helping to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and medial conditions in later life such as cancer and heart disease.
3. Healthy habits
Getting into the habit of an energetic walk at the start of the day will also encourage healthy eating habits such as having a nutritious breakfast every morning.
4. Healthy friends and family
The walk to school is the perfect opportunity for some quality family time or a good chat with friends helping to develop strong, happy relationships.
5. Healthy environment
And don’t forget that walking rather than taking motorised transport means less pollution and cleaner air – a benefit for everyone!
This month long activity encourages pupils to walk at least one day to help embed good habits for the future.
We encourage you to support this campaign.