Getting to school
Last updated 21 April 2023
1. Walking and cycling
There are lots of great benefits to walking and cycling to school.
The NHS recommends cycling or walking to school as a way of keeping active with health benefits. Your child needs at least one hour of physical activity every day. The journey to and from school is an ideal time for your child to be active.
It’s better for the environment
Fewer car journeys can lead to an improvement in local air quality as carbon emissions are reduced.
Congestion is reduced
If fewer school journeys are made by car then congestion is reduced and the stress associated with it.
It’s more social
Children can meet up to walk and cycle together to school.
Road Safety is improved
Walking and cycling can enhance children’s experience and understanding of using roads and an appreciation of their environment. A reduction in car usage can lead to a safer environment for everyone.