Walk to school month teaching resources

Pupils can enjoy the scenes of autumn and you can say goodbye to traffic jams and parking stress this Walk to School Month (October). There’s so much to think about – from the environment and healthy living to road safety and self-confidence. These hand-picked resources will help you make the most of it.

Partner spotlight: Living Streets share a number of exhilarating resources to excite pupils to turn car engines off and get energised.

Living Streets resources

20 mph

This Walk to School Month assembly explains speed limits and helps students understand road safety.

Used to the roads

This lesson plan for KS1 introduces simple navigation and safety skills to prepare pupils to walk to school

Student Tomtom

Help students become confident navigators with this primary-level mapping lesson.

A song in your step

Get rhythmic about the road with this educational song about why two feet are better than a car any day.

Why walk?

Do your pupils still need convincing? Why not use this video to persuade them why and how to get walking.

TESiboard interactive resources

How we all get to school

How does everyone travel to school? Collating data and creating a pictogram will reveal whether you have a class of slick striders or lazy car riders.

It’s off to school we go

Compare and contrast different modes of transport. Which is fastest? Which is healthier? Give pupils the right information to make independent choices.  

I spy with my little eye

What do pupils pass as they walk to school? What treasures does their journey reveal? This observational task will get them engaged in their local environment.

Over the hills and far away

How far away do pupils live from school? Collect data and plot their journeys for comparison in this fun, interactive activity.

More resources

Blossom lane

A colourful tale of two friends whose adventures help them to understand road safety and pollution issues.

Reward a walk

Celebrate the pupil progress with these free, printable certificates from WalkforLife.

Walk to the moon or just a mile

Four fun activities to get pupils thinking about distances and journeys from WalkforLife.

Mariah’s walk

Sample the delights of Mariah’s walk to school while encouraging pupils to plan their own morning trail.

Be safe on foot

The NHS confirms the benefits of walking with health advice and safety tips galore.

Should I stay or should I go?

Do pupils know their road signs? Help them read the language of the road with this resource.

THINK! Road Safety

These vital road-safety resources are brought to you by the Department for Transport’s award-winning road-safety campaign.