Walk Safely to School Day

Now in its 20th year, National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is taking place on Friday 17 May. Read on, to hear how your school can get involved and find out what Prince Charles thinks about the whole situation!

 Prince Charles

 

"The whole of the 20th century has always put the car at the centre. So by putting the pedestrian first, you create these liveable places I think, with more attraction and interest and character... liveability." - Prince Charles 

 

If it's good enough for ol' Charlie boy, it's good enough for us! Now in its 20th year, Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) rolls around once a year and encourages students to walk (or commute) safely to school. This community event, held on Friday 17 May 2019, promotes road safety, environmental sustainability, health, public transport issues, self actualisation and autonomy in students.

According to Walk Safely to School Day, most students prefer to walk to school - so you'll have a classroom full of chuffed kids on a Friday! Smiles like Charles all 'round! 

Walk Safely to School Day are a not-for-profit association who have prepared resources for schools wanting to get involved - from stickers to healthy breakfast ideas. Pop along to their website for more information, to register your school for publicity and to download collateral. 

PSA: Pedestrian Safety Measures!

  • According to WSTSD, we must hold the hands of any children below the age of 10yrs old when crossing roads or nearing junctions; and children under 8yrs old should be in constant physical contact with a parent, guardian or similar responsible adult. Their physical size, depth perception, decision making skills and attention span aren't yet developed enough to tackle roads on their own. 
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