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National Walk to School Week 20th-24th May

Published on 15/05/19

A step in the right direction

As the days get warmer and exam season is upon us, National Walk to School Week couldn’t have come at a better time – great for getting the endorphins flowing in the morning and walking the day off when school finishes.

Silverdale’s Student Council has proposed that would be great if as many students as possible try and walk to school at least once next week, from Monday 20th to Friday 24th May. We understand that for some students it is physically impossible for them to walk to school, but we do ask that if it is possible, students opt to walk rather than be driven.

If walking all the way from home is impractical, why not ‘Park and Stride’ instead, getting dropped off a ten or fifteen minute walk away from school? This way you will still get some exercise, reduce carbon emissions and help reduce the heavy congestion that is currently experienced outside school every morning.

Please use this helpful map as a guideline to work out where might be a good drop-off point for you, depending on how much of a walk you fancy doing.  Hopefully, it will be something you want to continue beyond next week, too!

To round off National Walk to School Week, Friday 24th May will be “Own Shoes Day”. On this day, students will not be required to wear the school uniform shoes and are encouraged to wear their own shoes. There will even be prizes for the most interesting footwear! If a student chooses to take part in this day and wear their own shoes, then they will be requested to bring a minimum £1 donation which will also go to the charity Sal’s Shoes.

We also request that, if you have a pair of old, but not too worn out shoes, you bring them in on Friday 24th May and deposit them in one of the recycling bins labelled “Sal’s Shoes”.