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Walk to School Week - Posted - 13/05/2016 « Back to Blog


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Did you know that in the UK we have Walk to School week? This year it will run from 16th – 20th May.

If like me, your mum and dad work, it’s not always easy for them to walk with us to school and I am far too young to be walking by myself. As usual Miss Squeak has come up with some plans to help mice like me.

Mum and dad are going to take turns to drop me off so I can join the walking bus group. There are several grownups, one at the front- this is the driver of the bus and one at the back, the conductor, as well as other grownups in-between. They help us walk safely and carefully along the footpath and then across roads. We all wear a brightly coloured vest so we are easy to see.

I think I’m going to love it as it means I get more time to talk to my friends Blue Mouse and Red Mouse as we will walk together. Mum says it will be great because while I am chatting to everybody, walking to school won’t seem to take so long at all!

Grandma found some more fun things to do on the internet the other day. Check out this site for some great ideas http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/walk-to-school-week

I think my favourite idea is the Happy ShoeDay! Its going to be held on 17th May. I really hope Miss Squeak lets us do it so we can all wear our happy shoes to school.

Mum says walking is a great way to exercise and walk to school schemes are a great way to keep our bodies healthy, our minds alert and we get to spend extra time with our friends and family.

Does your school have a walk to school scheme? If not you could ask your Mum or Dad to tell your teacher about it.

I bet – just like me you would love it. If your school already has a walking bus, write and tell me about it. Let’s get healthy and active together!