Walk to School Week 20-24 May 2019

Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

Each year a new five-day walking challenge is developed aimed at primary schools – the perfect activity to take part in during Walk to School Week.

This year, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Living Streets, the challenge will get to the heart of walking and how it can benefit the whole community as well as improve individual wellbeing.

This Year’s Theme and Activity

Living Streets will take pupils on a special walking journey re-tracing the steps of their greatest achievements over the course of the last 90 years.

The classrooms packs and activities are built to make the pupils feel empowered to change their walking environment for the better: they’ll experience first hand the importance of walking to school.

Through the fun wall charts and stickers, children will work collaboratively to transform an unwelcoming and cluttered walking environment into the most walkable street imaginable.

For more information go to

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/products-and-services/projects/walk-to-school-week

Give Walking a Go and Pledge to Try20 this Month

Dis you know that this month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Living Streets offers 20 tips for keeping you on track that you can find here.

As part of NWM, 21 – 25 May is Walk to School Week. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice.

 

Give walking a go and pledge to Try20 next month

Next month is National Walking Month. Living Streets is asking the nation to give walking a go and pledge to #Try20. They’re challenging you to see if you can walk 20 minutes every day throughout the month.

There are lots of easy ways to fit walking into your day – at work, once you clock off, with your family and at the weekend. Pledge today and Living Streets will send you 20 tips throughout the month, so you can walk your way to happiness this May.

Feel-good reasons to #Try20

  • Feel the burn – burn calories and increase your metabolism
  • Feel fitter – improve heart health and blood pressure
  • Feel brighter – a 20 minute walk can boost your mood
  • Feel connected – discover new things in your community

Keep upto date on Twitter using #Try20 or follow @livingstreets 

Get Up, Get Funding and Go:Walking

Go:walking aims to encourage more people to walk more often and is co-ordinated by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with West Yorkshire’s five district councils. It is supported by the Department for Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund and managed by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

The go:walking Small Grants Scheme can provide grants of between £100 – £2,000 for projects that get more people walking, or improve the walking environment for local people in 14 target areas.

You can apply for go:walking’s Small Grants Scheme or Walking Festival Grant if you are a community group, not for profit organisation or school.

The Small Grants application deadline is Friday 4 December 2015.

The Small Grants Walking Festival application deadline is Friday 15 January 2016.

Click here for the eligible areas for small grants and walking festival applications

Completed applications should be returned by email to john.kilner@livingstreets.org.uk or by post to:

John Kilner, Living Streets,
West Yorkshire Combined Authority,
Wellington House,
40-50 Wellington Street,
Leeds
LS1 2DE