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 90 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 children and their families 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.


Living Streets are currently able to offer a limited number of free places on their projects to Leicester City schools. To find out more or to express an interest in taking part, please contact Katie France, your local Living Streets Coordinator on 07808 640305 or


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