Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week

About this activity

Suitable for primary school children. Supports the PE and PSHE and Citizenship curriculum.

Walk to School Week is run by the charity Living Streets and is a yearly event held in May to raise awareness of walking and other active ways to travel. Tfl Travel for Life will be running a school's webinar.  Find out more about the webinar here

The five-day walking challenge is the perfect activity to run as part of an annual celebration of the walk to school in May, Walk to School Week. Walk to School Week will begin on Monday 20th May 2024.

This year's challenge encourages children to travel actively to school every day of the week. Meeting various magical beings along the way, they will learn about the important reasons to walk or wheel and its benefits for individuals, communities and the planet!

Encourage pupils to make a personal pledge on how many times they intend to work during the week.

You can also use our pedometer challenge record sheet to keep track of how much your pupils are walking.


Activity steps

Visit Living Streets
Go to the Living Streets website (see Resources) to get started
Get prepared
Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face. Order the resources and invite your parents, carers and pupils to get involved
Make a pledge
Before the week starts ask your pupils to make a personal pledge as to how much they will walk
Celebrate your walkers
Throughout the week celebrate those taking part by sharing their efforts in your class and assemblies
Check for success
Find out from your school community about the week's benefits and challenges. Ask pupils and their parents/carers whether the week has changed their attitudes towards walking to school
Tell your story
Sign in to your TfL Travel for Life account 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


  • Walking

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PE and PSHE National Curriculum
  • Encourages active travel