Bike To School Week is a week-long programme of activities that schools can implement to encourage children and their parents to travel to school by cycling. Cycling to school is a healthy alternative to car journeys and is has been proven to improve students’ behaviour and concentration. Not to mention the safety and parking issues at the school gate.
October is International Walk to School Month! Join in by walking to school and taking part in activities throughout Walk to School Week. Why not hold a 'Shoesday' celebration or run a pedometer challenge with your peers? Find out more at: Living Streets.
This year we invite you to join us in celebrating the incredible physical and mental health benefits walking brings to every individual.
Strong hearts, healthy bones, increased muscle strength are all well-documented outcomes of walking, but the benefits for the mind are just as powerful. Increased sense of calm and self-esteem, time to connect with friends, family and the natural world, awakened creativity and improved overall cognitive function, phew! All that makes for a happy, healthy child set up for success in and out of the classroom!
Clean Air Day is the UK's largest air pollution campaign. It is a chance to find out more about pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.
*Although initially planned to take place on the 18th of June, Clean Air Day has now been rescheduled for October.