Walk to School Week: Parents and children are encouraged to give up cars to walk, cycle or scooter Bedford News

Walk to School Week runs from May 17 to 21

Parents and children are encouraged to do their best and participate in Walk to School Week next week (May 17-21).

Schools that have signed up for the program can access Living Streets’ Walk to School Week educational kits, filled with activities to do on the way to school and in the classroom.

Every day, students will experience an all new ‘Super Walking Power’ in the form of a fun, comic book inspired design, including ‘Super Strong’, ‘Super Smart’, ‘Super Smiley’ ”, “ Super Safe ” and “ Super Durable ”.

Last year, nearly 200,000 children across the country took part in Walk to School Week, this year striving to be bigger than ever.

Bedford Borough Councilor Charles Royden, Environmental Portfolio Manager, said: “Walk to School Week is a great way for schools, students and their families to think about how we can all reduce unnecessary car trips. Walking to school helps people be happier and healthier, while improving air quality in areas that may be prone to high levels of congestion.

“With eight elementary schools already registered to participate in Walking to School Week, we are calling on other schools in the borough to get involved and get involved.

Mary Creagh, Executive Director of Living Streets, said: “Walk to School Week is a fun, inclusive, free and easy activity that improves children’s physical and mental well-being and celebrates walking for all. .

“We are delighted that families across the country are joining us this week and enjoying the fresh air, fun, freedom and friendship that walking brings to school.

Educational resource kits are made available to schools that collaborate with the Council’s sustainable transport team.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 17:20:21