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Walk to School Week teaching resources

Resources | Published 16 May, 2011

Say goodbye to traffic jams, arriving late and parking stress this ‘Walk to School Week’ (19-23 May) when over 1 million UK children will ditch the school run and put their feet firmly to the ground. Environmental care, confidence-building and health awareness – what more could you teach in just five days? These hand-picked resources will help you make the most of it.

Living Streets resources

Who’s your safety superhero?

In this lesson, students design a superhero to promote road safety.

Playing on the road

Students work in groups to consolidate their knowledge and create a board game promoting road safety.

The write way to walk

Make your class road safety experts while improving literacy skills- create a safety manual and publish it for the rest of the school to use.

Road-crossing role-play

A practical role-play activity where students get to practise crossing the road in the safety of the school grounds.

Why walk?

This short film looks at the benefits of walking to school and includes an interactive game.

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TESiboard interactive resources

How we all get to school

In this activity, students create a pictogram from data they have collated from their classmates.

It’s off to school we go

Compare and contrast different ways of getting to school. Which is fastest? Which is healthier? Give pupils the right information to make independent choices.  

Over the hills and far away

A two-part TESiboard activity, to collect and plot information, followed by an opportunity to compare data using a block graph.


More resources

Reward a walk

Celebrate the progress pupils make with these certificates from WalkforLife.

Mariah’s walk

Use this PowerPoint presentation to develop students’ mapping and observation skills, encouraging them to write about their own journey to school.

Be safe on foot

An article from NHS Choices emphasising the health benefits of walking to school.

Should I stay or should I go?

A series of worksheets to help pupils recognise different types of road signs and gain a better understanding of general road safety.


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  • Schools in 60 countries have joined in the www.barefootbillion.com project. Philip Wells a national poet is visiting schools and walking 1000 miles barefoot across the UK, to raise awareness of the one billion children living in poverty and without education across our world. Is your school taking part and walking?

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    21 May, 2014

    coletteuk

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