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Hampshire children put their best foot forward for Walk to School Week

Thousands of children and parents across Hampshire left the car at home as part of this year’s Walk to School Week (16 -20 May).

This year 90,000 pupils from 375 schools across the county signed up to walk to school for the week. The aim is to encourage school children and their families to try walking to school, or part of the way, and hopefully continue to choose to walk to school more often afterwards

Executive Lead Member for Economy, Transport and Environment at Hampshire County Council, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “I am delighted to see so many children and schools sign up for this important initiative. Walking to school can help children be more active and arrive at school more alert, improving general health and wellbeing, while at the same time easing congestion at the school gates at busy times.

“The scheme provides parents and carers with a great opportunity to teach lifelong road safety skills such as the Green Cross Code and is also beneficial for the environment, as fewer cars mean reduced emissions and improved air quality.”

To find out more about Walk to School Week visit Walk to School Week | Living Streets

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