Walk once a Week
About this activity
Suitable for primary school pupils. Supports PE and PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.
WOW is a year-round walking challenge run by the charity Living Streets. It encourages pupils and parents to walk, scoot or cycle to school one day each week, rewarding pupils with a badge if they do so four times over a month.
WOW is adaptable to the needs of your school and is supported by a range of classroom resources including the interactive WOW Travel Tracker which uses whiteboard technology to record how pupils travel to school each day. Alternatively you can use a simple wallchart to mark down how they travel.
Show your class the WOW video explaining the benefits of the scheme to get them excited about taking part.
Pupils from schools participating in WOW also have the chance to take part in Living Streets’ annual badge design competition. The competition takes place every spring around a new theme and your borough officer will be in touch to provide further information once the competition is live.
What you’ll need
- WOW badges
- Wallchart or WOW Travel Tracker subscription
You can buy the above directly from the Living Streets’ online shop and speak to your borough officer about the best way to implement the scheme.
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Supports PE and PSHE National Curriculum
- Encourages road safety and awareness