Wed, 18
15 °C
Thu, 19
16 °C
Fri, 20
14 °C

Fancy footwork takes the lead as pupils take part in Walk To School Week

Fancy footwork takes the lead as pupils take part in Walk To School Week

Lucy Elder

Fancy footwork takes the lead as pupils take part in Walk To School Week

Snazzy shoes were on the dress code for pupils of Upton House School in Windsor.

 

The St Leonards Road school was encouraging parents and carers to leave the car at home and walk to school instead as part of Walk To School Week. The initiative is part of national charity Living Streets’ National Walking Month.

On Tuesday last week the school held a walkathon, which was started by the pre-nursery and nursery children to a soundtrack of ‘Happy Feet’. The rest of the school then joined in for the half-hour event.

The children were allowed to wear the shoes that make them the happiest. They worked out that 11 laps of the tennis courts equated to half a mile and collected beads to mark each lap so they could then calculate how far they had walked.

More than 500,000 pupils took part in Walk to School Week 2014, and this year’s event ran from Monday, May 18 until Friday.

The idea behind the scheme is to get children active and to help them learn about the health benefits of walking.

Comments

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on

Characters left: 1500

Most Shared

Most Commented

Top Ten Articles