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Schools urged to step it up for annual campaign

Posted on Monday 20th May 2024
Mark Deaville 2021.

Cllr Mark Deaville

Staffordshire County Council is encouraging pupils from across the region to get involved in the annual Walk to School Week campaign. 

Walk to School Week, which started today (Monday 20 May), aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of walking to school, including improved physical health, reduced traffic congestion, and decreased carbon emissions.

By encouraging more students to walk to school, the county council hopes to promote lifelong habits that encourage more well-being and sustainable travel. 

The county council currently has over 100 schools signed up to the campaign, to inspire more pupils and parents to make smarter and healthier choices when travelling to and from school. 

Cllr Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Strategic Highways at Staffordshire County Council said: 

“We are proud to be supporting this fantastic campaign to increase active travel across the county. 

“Staffordshire County Council has been promoting the national Walk to School Week campaign in May for a number of years, and again this year we want to allow every school in Staffordshire the opportunity to be involved. 

 "Walking to school not only benefits people’s individual health but also contributes to creating safer, more vibrant communities.   We encourage all students and families to join us in embracing this healthy and sustainable mode of travel.”

For more information about Walk to School Week and how to get involved, please visit the Travelling INTO School webpage.

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