Find ways to encourage your children to walk, scoot or cycle to school and arrive energised and ready to learn!

Why is it important?

Encouraging your children to have an active journey to school is proven to have a positive impact on their health and wellbeingBenefits include:

  • Enhancing health and well being
  • Increasing energy levels
  • Increasing family connection
  • Reducing traffic and pollution at the school gate
  • Creating a safer environment

 A 10-minute brisk walk to school can help children achieve 1/6 of the recommended 60-minutes of physical activity a day before the bell. Research suggests they’ll arrive calmer and energised for the school day.

Active Travel Free Resources

There are lots of different ways to encourage Active Travel within your school, whether promoting it via your school newsletter or website or running sponsored travel challenges within classes. 

In addition, there are a number of free resources which may help you champion Active Travel in your school:

Invest in Active Travel 

Furthermore, there are additional resources which can be purchased using PE premium funding to help encourage Active Travel:

Case Studies

If you are looking for evidence of the impact of Active Travel, take a look at the case studies below for proof of the benefits:

For more information

Please contact:

Claire Mansfield