Event Title: WOW Walk to School Project - Hereford City Primary Schools
Time: 6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Organiser: Jenny Wickett
Trinity Primary and St James C of E Primary School are currently taking part in the WOW walk to school project.
WOW is a pupil-led initiative where children self-report how they get to school every day using a Living Streets interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) twice a week for a month, they get rewarded with a collectable badge.
Herefordshire City Schools are being supported by Herefordshire Council to run this project termly for up to 12 months. Giving children of participating schools who walk, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride to school the chance to be rewarded with collectable badges.
After just five weeks of taking part in WOW, an average 23% more children walk to school with a corresponding drop in car use. This is all but sustained one year on (22%), resulting in more children being physically active and reduced congestion outside the school dates.
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Why Walk to School?
Walking to school helps children (and grownups) get active, gives them time to socialise and gives them a chance to learn vital road safety skills. Both pupils and teachers enjoy taking part and the scheme can be heavily pupil-led by nominating older pupils to become WOW monitors.
Other schools are signing up as the year goes on, so ask at your school to find out if it is planning to take part in the next few months.
Our ambition is for every child who can, to walk to school.
Want to contribute to reducing traffic outside your school?
Download Living streets guide to setting up a Park and Stride scheme near you.
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