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Get active on the journey to school

We’re encouraging parents and pupils to choose active travel as a healthier and safer way for children to make shorter journeys. Whether you choose to walk, scoot or cycle to school, active travel is a great way to build regular physical activity into young people’s lives. Research also shows that those who travel to school actively take these positive behaviours into adulthood.

Looking for ways to get involved? Have a look at these upcoming week-long events, encouraging active travel and with the opportunity to win some great prizes along the way too. 

Bike to School Week - 28 September – 2 October

Bike to School Week is a free week-long event across the UK to showcase the benefits of cycling to school.
To win an exciting prize, share photos, videos and messages from the week and say why you love to or would like to cycle to school. Simply follow and tag @Sustrans on social media using the #SustransWin to take part.

Walk to School Week - 5 – 10 October

Walk to School Week is a five-day walking challenge to celebrate the incredible physical and mental health benefits walking brings to every individual. Join thousands of families and schools taking part across the UK.

Visit Living Streets for free resources, competitions and more for those who pledge to walk to school.

10 Day Active Travel Challenge - 12 – 23 October

Primary schools across South Yorkshire will be taking on the 10 Day Active Travel Challenge to walk, cycle and scoot more journeys to and from school. And, this year the challenge is being endorsed by our very own Active Travel commissioner, Dame Sarah Storey.

Schools taking part in the challenge are tasked with getting more people to travel actively to school over the ten consecutive day period. A resource pack full of ideas for getting active creatively, and safely, has been provided to the schools signed up to help them along the way.

To be in with a chance of winning a virtual visit from Dame Sarah, participating schools must complete activities outlined in their special challenge pack. Sarah will judge the entries submitted via social media using the #10datc hashtag and offer the grand prize to have a (virtual) audience with the active travel commissioner herself.