Health benefits of active travel

Health benefits of active travel

About this activity

Suitable for all pupils. Supports the PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes, but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Put together a lesson or assembly adapted to the needs and level of your class to teach them about the health benefits of active travel.

Children and young people should engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. This could include travelling actively to school, which improves the air quality around your school and has health benefits for your pupils. You could use this as the basis for your lesson.

Why not host an assembly focusing on the health benefits of active travel? Or you could incorporate the message into a science lesson with a focus on health.

This activity could be incorporated into the environmental benefits of active travel activity. See Resources for more inspiration and lesson ideas.





Activity steps

Get planning
Work with your school travel working group or eco-council to decide how you will include the health benefits of active travel in lessons or assemblies
Be resourceful
Speak to your borough officer about what you’re planning – they may have some resources you could use or suggestions for how to deliver activities
Check for success
How did your pupils find the lesson/assembly? What did they learn about the health benefits of active travel? Record their feedback
Tell your story
Sign in to TfL Travel for Life to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer


  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Supports the PSHE National Curriculum
  • Encourages health and wellbeing


Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity