From the 17th to the 21st May, we’re getting involved with Walk to School Week. This road safety event is organised by Living Streets - a road safety charity who champion the awareness of safe streets. Spectacularly, this year marks 90 years of the charity’s campaigning!
Walking is good for our health, the environment and personal welfare.
Statistically, walking instead of driving can significantly decrease air pollution, which has a huge impact on public health.
As a school we’re inviting our children to take strides to improving how many times a week they make an active journey to school.
This year’s theme is walking superpowers which focuses on the different superpowers of walking to school, such as aiding concentration and creativity, and creating safer, less polluted, and more welcoming streets.
According to research conducted by Living Streets, in 1975 around seventy four percent of primary school children walked to school. Thanks to the increase of speedy transport connections in cars, this estimated figure has dropped to 48 percent in recent years.
Our headteacher, Simon White, said: "One of the great benefits of being a village school which draws almost all of our pupils from the local area is that many parents are able to take advantage of the benefits of walking to and from school."
Walking to school is an easy way to incorporate exercise into children’s lives. At Shaw, pupil safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. We hope to have inspired pupils, staff and parents to take up making active journeys to school every day!