Living Streets Walk To School Project
Living Streets’ is the UK’s leading charity for everyday walking.
We want to create a nation where walking is the natural choice for local, everyday journeys. Our mission began over 80 years ago, when our campaigning led to the UK’s first zebra crossings and speed limits. Now, our campaigns and local projects bring real change by overcoming barriers to walking and encouraging people to walk more. In Leicester, we provide activities for various audiences including:
WOW Walk to School Challenge
Our WOW challenge encourages pupils children to walk to school at least once a week, and log their daily travel on our Travel Tracker. Those who walk to school at least once a week for a month are rewarded with a WOW badge. 11 badges are available to collect every school year.
We can also help you to set up Park & Stride locations and carry out School Route Audits to help improve the walking environment around your school. With our WOW project, children will benefit from greater physical activity, better air quality, and less congestion around your school gates. Let us help you create a life-long walking culture for the school.
Next Steps for Secondary and University Students
We have a range of activities to engage a post-primary education audience, and specifically for students who are transitioning to secondary school or university. Our projects help to influence journey choices, motivate students to walk more, and appreciate the benefits of walking including better mental health. Students in any setting can be supported in delivering student-led campaigns. Our activities include promotional events, walking challenges and led walks.
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❗️Essential workers, we are here to help! 🚲 If you could benefit from having a bike for your commute at this difficult time, please get in touch. We have a number of free bike loans available. Please share this across your workplace. Contact us via email, details below! 👇
❗️If you are a key worker and you are commuting by bike, we are offering FREE BIKE CHECKS over the next four weeks, courtesy of six local bike shops 🔧⛓ - Help us spread the word far and wide, share this post with key workers that you know!🚲 #COVID19 #KeyWorkers
Stuck for ideas for things to do in the house? Create a rainbow and put it in your window 🌈 See how many rainbows you can find on your next walk in your local area. Remember to only go out with others from your household and keep 2 metres apart! #RainbowWindow #SocialDistancing twitter.com/BTSLeicester/s…