National Walk to School Week will be taking place between Monday 21st and 25th May, 2012.
Last year over 1 million children in over 4000 schools ditched the school run as part of Walk to School Week. This year, we are challenging classrooms to embark upon a virtual journey around Carmarthenshire as part of the ‘Which Way Today’ Challenge. This challenge encourages pupils to think differently about the way they travel to school every day - lots of small steps can make a big difference!
Members of the Road Safety team will be ‘dropping in’ at each school throughout Carmarthenshire during the next two weeks to deliver your very own ‘Which Way Today’ Challenge and explain a little more about it.
What is the Which Way Today Challenge?
The ‘Which Way Today’ Challenge benefits pupils, parents, the school, and local community in a variety of ways:
- It develops pedestrian and road safety skills
- Reduces traffic congestion around the school gates - no more fighting for the last parking space!
- It’s time saving for parents – often quicker to walk (even a little bit) than to sit in that traffic!
- Pupils arrive at school more alert and on time
- It can be a vital sustainable resource for a school travel plan
- Improved air quality
- It promotes moderate physical exercise
The Which Way Today Challenge is a week-long class versus class competition to see which class can ‘Step’ away the furthest from your school during specially designated ‘Which Way Today’ weeks.