Liverpool school encourages pupils to get walking

Kensington Community Primary School is taking part in a behaviour change scheme to help pupils walk to school.  

For the next year, the school will be taking part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.   

With WOW, schools see an average 23 per cent increase in pupils walking to school and a corresponding drop in car use; reducing congestion outside the school gates, increasing safety and helping in the fight against air pollution – all whilst children benefit from being more active.  

Pupils will log their daily journeys to school each day on the WOW Travel Tracker tool. Those who walk to school at least once a week for a month earn a WOW badge, with 11 to collect across the year. 

Each year, the 11 WOW badges follow a new WOW theme, all of which are designed by pupils in Living Streets’ annual badge design competition.  

Headteacher Kitty Davies said: “We’re really excited about running WOW and walking to school this year. Our pupils are looking forward to collecting the badges and experiencing the natural world around them in the morning before class. 

We hope it will ease traffic outside our school gates and teach pupils vital road safety skills. 

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