It’s International Walk to School Month! Funding available!

It’s a fact that a staggering 43% of children are now driven to school. The Living Streets Walk to School campaign has been encouraging walking to school since 1995. It reaches over 1.9 million children every year.

Here are some reasons why parents should think of swapping their car for a pair of trainers;

It’s kinder to your bank balance – Ditching the car and walking to school instead, on average, will save you £400 per year.

It keeps the waist line trim – The journey to and from school is an ideal time for children to be active, as they need at least one hour of physical activity every day. Children who generally travel to and from school by bus or car are more likely to be overweight at age five than those who walk or cycle.

Children learn as they walk – Walking to school can help children build road safety skills such as how to use pedestrian crossings – and if they meet up with friends on the way, it can also assist in their social development. Plus it can boost their independence, which will make a difference to their confidence when they are journeying to secondary school later in life.

It helps save the environment – One individual switching from 5 car journeys of fewer than 2 km a week to walking would decrease their carbon footprint by 86kg a year.

Want to get involved? Find your free resources here;

Interested in healthy living grants?

School Fund Finder can help you find grants to develop a healthy living or sports project in school.

Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All is a great place to start – you can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 for projects that develop healthier and more active people and communities.  Take a look at their work here:

We can help you write the perfect application!  Find out more here:

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