Brake's Kids Walk

Brake's Kids Walk

About this activity

Suitable for primary schools.

Brake's Kids Walk is an annual nationwide walking event that takes place in June and aims to increase awareness of road safety and the benefits of walking.

On Wednesday 13 June, thousands of children across the country will put their best feet forward to take part in Brake’s Kids Walk. The walk, co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity and sponsored by Coop Insurance, promotes road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking whilst getting the children to raise awareness of important road safety messages in their community:

  • Foot paths
  • Cycle Paths
  • Safe places to cross the road
  • Slow traffic
  • Clean air

Educators can register to receive their free action pack full of posters, lesson plans and activities to help their school get involved.

For more information visit brake.org.uk/kidswalk or email [email protected]

Work with your Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTA) and/or your school travel working group to plan the walk.

How to evidence your activity

Add your story to the STARS website. Explain the activity, add photos and include participants’ feedback. You can include any posters and letters home you produced as well as your risk assessment and any correspondence with Brake.

Activity steps

1
Get ready
Visit the Brake’s Kids Walk web page (see Resources) to find out more about how you can get involved and register your school for a free pack
2
Plan your Kids Walk
With your school travel working group and/or JTAs work through the Brake’s Kids Walk checklist for organisers found on the event webpage
3
Lessons in road safety
Use the build up to the walk as an opportunity to discuss road safety in your lessons. You could ask your pupils to design posters focusing on key road safety messages, for example
4
Shout about it
Promote the walk and its road safety messages to the wider school community with posters and an article in the newsletter and on the website
5
Get walking
Enjoy the walk and don't forget to take lots of photos!
6
Tell your story
Feedback to your borough officer and add your story to the STARS website

Tags

  • Walking
  • Road safety

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Encourages walking as a daily activity
  • Allows children to explore their local environment
  • Supports the curriculum

Resources

Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity