Walk to School Week 16th May - 20th May 2022
St. Joseph's is taking part in the National Walk to School Week (16th-20th May inclusive). The nationwide event is organised by walking charity Living Streets and designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.
This year’s challenge, #PowerUp, will engage pupils through video game-inspired design, encouraging them to travel sustainably to school every day of the week.
Building on our already highly successful and popular badge earning daily Walk to School initiative, each pupil on Walk to School Week will be challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week using wallchart and stickers to log their journeys.
Each class will work collectively to make as many active journeys to school as possible across the week. Individual activity diaries, daily stickers and end of week pupil rewards will complement this activity, reinforcing the benefits and keeping children engaged.
What do I need to do as a parent/carer? We would ask, if possible, to make arrangements so that your child/children can travel actively to school on wc16th May, helping our school reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates. In return, your child will earn special stickers and a badge! Walking, wheeling, scooting and cycling all count!
If you live far away from school and need to drive or take public transport, try parking the car or hopping off the bus/train ten minutes away and walking the rest of the journey.
You can find out more about this at: www.livingstreets.org.uk/wtsw