Walk to School Week teaching resources
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
In this lesson, students design a superhero to promote road safety.
Students work in groups to consolidate their knowledge and create a board game promoting road safety.
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.
A practical role-play activity where students get to practise crossing the road in the safety of the school grounds.
This short film looks at the benefits of walking to school and includes an interactive game.
TESiboard interactive resources
In this activity, students create a pictogram from data they have collated from their classmates.
Compare and contrast different ways of getting to school. Which is fastest? Which is healthier? Give pupils the right information to make independent choices.
A two-part TESiboard activity, to collect and plot information, followed by an opportunity to compare data using a block graph.
Celebrate the progress pupils make with these certificates from WalkforLife.
Use this PowerPoint presentation to develop students’ mapping and observation skills, encouraging them to write about their own journey to school.
An article from NHS Choices emphasising the health benefits of walking to school.
A series of worksheets to help pupils recognise different types of road signs and gain a better understanding of general road safety.