According to statistics, only half of 7-10 year olds do the recommended one hour of exercise a day so it's up to parents, siblings and teachers to encourage more activity!
In 2013, Walk To School Week was a great success with lots of parents making the decision to leave their cars at home and walk their children to school instead. Over one million children from over 4000 schools participated in the event.
The purpose of the campaign, which has been observed since 1995, is to allow children to learn road safety awareness so that they feel more confident when walking around on their own when they're older. This year the campaign is also urging Government to make school routes easier and safer for everybody to use.
Keeping the planet happier by leaving the car at home is also a great incentive! There are cars everywhere, polluting the air and increasing your carbon emissions, so by cutting down fuel use the world stays greener and you'll notice the difference in your pocket!
Give it a go and see if it makes that much of a difference to your day!
If you would like more information then visit the website at: http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-with-us/walk-to-school/walk-to-school-week-2014
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