All 102 Primary School’s from across the region are taking part in this year’s Autumn Walk to School Week which runs from Monday 29th September to Friday 3rd October.
It is a chance to come together and promote active travel to school, be it walking cycling or scooting where it is safe to do so, or taking part in an active playground activity.
This year’s theme is “Get Bright”. We would like to encourage pupils to wear bright clothes or high visibility items as the autumn creeps in and the dark mornings and nights begin.
The event highlights and promotes health and fitness. Getting children into the habit of active travel is important and this is the perfect place to start. A brisk walk, cycle or scoot to school is an easy way to boost energy levels for the day ahead and improve overall health, and helps with the fight against childhood obesity.
Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Education Committee said: “I hope that everyone who participates in the Walk to School Week enjoys themselves. They can then consider whether they could walk cycle or scoot to school on a more regular basis. This is a great way to keep families fit and healthy and also cut the number of vehicles around the school gates which in turn makes it safer for children to walk, cycle or scoot.”