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Walk to School Week – Autumn 2017

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Is your school taking part in Walk to School Week? Primary schools across the city are joining in with Walk to School Week from Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October to encourage even more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.

The school that achieves the highest number of pupils walking, cycling or scooting throughout the week will win the coveted Jack Archer award and £200 towards sports equipment.

It’s recommended that children aged between five and sixteen do at least sixty minutes of physical activity a day, everyday, to burn off calories and prevent storage of excess fat in the body. Walking or cycling to school can help towards this target and also help improve local air quality.

Regular activity is also important for adults and it’s recommended that adults make sure they’re active for at least 30 minutes each day, or 150 minutes a week. Walking or cycling with your family to school is a great way to achieve this.

The Walk to School Week initiative is particularly targeted at families who would normally take the car, and encourages them to consider walking or cycling to school instead, if this is possible.