Monday, 19 May 2014

Walk to School Week is coming






Putting pupils first during Walk to School Week

Today, Living Streets has published its latest policy report Putting Pupils First- Making the walk to school safer for all. The report calls on the Prime Minister to make walking a priority by making the walk to school easier and safer.

Over two fifths of parents surveyed who have  children who attend primary school (44%)have feared for their children's safety on the school run, at the school gates, or in the surrounding area, a YouGov poll commissioned by Living Streets reveals today. Measures such as Park and Stride and walking zones can make the walk to school safer and easier for parents.

Walk to School Week(19-23 May) encourages parents and children across the UK to discover the benefits by walking all or part of the journey to or from school. Schools can run Strider's Family Walking Challenge; get involved with our campaign to make walking to school safer and easier; and download our resources (including a guide to setting up a Park and Stride or walking zone scheme) to help ensure everyone can walk at least the last 10 minutes to school.

To help you generate local media interest for the week, we have put together a model press release for you to alter and use to send to your local press contacts. Download the template press release

Parliamentary Event cancelled
Following Prorogation earlier this week our Walk to School event on Monday 19th May between 4-6pm in Dining Room B is no longer taking place.

If you would like any further information, or wish to get more involved in Living Streets activities please contact (0207 377 4907).

National Walking Month is run by Living Streets
, the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. With our supporters we work to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk. If you would like any more information about the campaign or the wider work of Living Streets, please don't hesitate to contact me.

I wish you a happy, healthy Walk to School Week!

Tony Armstrong

Chief Executive






The Walk to School campaign is run by Living Streets to encourage all parents, children and young people to make walking to school part of their daily routine. Our vision is that every child who can walk to school does so.




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