It's Cool to Walk to School
Walk to School Game
We've compiled some useful statistics and created a fun, easy-to-follow Walk to School game to help make your walk to school more fun!
Play our i-spy game on your walk to school! (Download PDF)
The average drive to school releases 800g of CO2 into the air - enough to inflate over 60 balloons! Inside your car you and your child will be breathing in up to three times more pollution than if you were walking!
Top three facts: Did you know?
- According to the Department for Transport, the number of children travelling to school by car over the past 20 years has doubled
- Short-term and even superficial exposure to natural areas through brief walks have been found to have positive effects on mood, reducing feelings of anger and anxiety. (Journal of Environmental Psychology, 2003)
- Driving the average school run for a year costs over £400. (Figure is based on approved mileage rates from the Inland Revenue)