Walk to School Week

Home » Newsroom » Walk to School Week
walktoschool_logo_new

Walking makes our children healthier and happier! It's been proven that keeping active in this way reduces the chances of becoming obese, developing heart conditions and other diseases.

Not to mention it keeps the planet happier too! There are cars everywhere you look polluting the air and increasing carbon emissions so by cutting down out fuel use the world says greener too.

Right now only half of 7-10 year olds do the recommended hour of exercise a day so its up to parents, siblings and teachers to encourage more activity!

The campaign in 2014 was a great success with lots of parents making the decision to leave the cars at home and walk children to school instead. In fact, over one million children in over 4000 schools participated in the event

The purpose of the campaign, which has been observed since 1995 is to motivate children to look at road safety awareness so they feel more confident about walking around safely on their own when they're older.

But all this will be taught through games and activities that you can help set up! If you want to get involved, go to the official Walk to School Week website.

Ed. The daily congestion of cars at Tarvin primary school at the start and end of the school day makes the point well!. Although the walking to school week campaign is coming to an end why not try to continue it.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Gypsy Site
Sun 23 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 415

At the recent Parish Council meeting it was reported that Cheshire West and Chester Council (CW&C) has restarted the work to identify suitable sites for gypsies, travellers and travelling show-people in the Borough. Residents will remember the previous exercise carried out by CWaC which identified possible sites in Tarvin Parish. The Parish Council (PC) is working with a consultant to try to...

20mph sign
Fri 21 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 408

At the Open Forum of the Parish Council meeting held on 20th August four members of the public spoke about the proposed 20 mph limit for much of Tarvin village. Whilst some favoured the proposal in principle comments were about unsightly signs, apparent inconsistencies (e.g. Hockenhull Lane, Tarporley Road and the Saxon Heath development) and the cost. Parish councillors had...

THR Dale farm Donation Scan_20180913 (2)
Mon 17 Sep 6:00am  |  hits: 223

In December 1991 a cheque for £800 was donated by Dale Farm, Tarvin to Tarporley War Memorial Hospital.The amount was raised by a fancy dress walk organised by Tony Ankers who presented it to Sister Janet Featherstone, watched by Dr Sandy Campbell and some of Dale Farms employees who took part in the...