Ealing Council, in partnership with Living Streets, is celebrating Walk to School Week from 15 to 19 May.
The initiative promotes active travel and highlights the benefits of walking to school. Last year, over 750 schools across the UK participated, with at least 30 in Ealing.
By eliminating the need for driving the entire school journey, or even a portion of it, not only will air pollution and traffic congestion be reduced, but road safety will also improve. Additionally, this initiative offers families a fun and easy way to engage in physical activity and spend quality time together.
Councillor Deirdre Costigan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Action said, “Walk to School Week is more than just a fun event for children; it’s an opportunity for our entire community to come together and prioritize health, sustainability, and safety. By encouraging more families to walk to school, we can reduce traffic congestion and air pollution, while also promoting physical activity and a sense of community spirit.”