Walk to School Week
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK – is a
step in the right direction
It is national Walk to School Week and Bedford Borough Council
is encouraging young people, and parents, to take part - so as to
arrive at school happier and healthier as a result.
Lower schools from across the borough are taking part in the
scheme which runs from Monday May 21 until Friday May 25.
The project encourages children and their parents to leave the
car at home and set off by foot, or by bike. It is hoped this can
show how easy it is to leave the car at home as well as promoting
the health and environmental benefits.
Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for
Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: "The rain has stopped
just in time for Walk to School Week! It’s already established that
walking is key in fighting childhood obesity, and it can also be
beneficial to children in other ways, such as helping them learn
vital road safety skills and further develop their
I’m pleased that so many local lower schools
are taking part and hope that it’s a success in helping to
encourage more children and parents to try walking, or cycling, to
school going forward.”