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Active Travel

Help your pupils arrive at school energised and ready to learn with active travel. It’s a great way to improve health, cut pollution and reduce traffic at the school gate!

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Active Travel is a perfect way for pupils to clock-up active minutes and enjoy a stress-free start to the day. A 10-minute brisk walk to school can help children smash 1/6 of the recommended 60-minutes of physical activity a day before the bell. Research suggests they’ll arrive calmer and energised for the school day.

Add to that the reduction of traffic at the school gate and you’ve got a happier, healthier and safer school.

There are plenty of ways to encourage Active Travel, from promoting it on your school website to running travel challenges. Some schools run Park and Stride initiatives while others provide scooter and cycle training.

Active Travel Resources

Take a look at the links and resources below to find the right way to champion Active Travel in your school:

Bright Kidz Walking Bus

The Walking Bus is a fun and sociable way to keep children active and healthy. Hop on board.

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M-cro Scooting

With over 1 million children scooting to school, check out M-cro Scooting to see how you can get involved.

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My Journey Hampshire

My Journey provides practical information and resources for schools and parents to embrace active travel.

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Explore a programme of activities that can help you increase physical activity, reduce congestion and improve safety around your school.

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Increase bike confidence


Bikeability is a great way to get everyone cycling to school and enjoying the fresh air. Find out how your school can get involved.

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Balanceability provides an afPE approved learn to cycle programme for schools. Their website has plenty of hints, tips and resources.

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More ideas

Discover more ways to energise your school on our Daily Activity page.

We regularly chat to Hampshire and Isle of Wight schools about initiatives that are working well. Subscribe to our schools’ list to receive case studies, ideas and opportunities straight to your inbox.

Get in touch with Kelly if you have a practical example you would like to share.

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