Walk to school month teaching resources

Let pupils enjoy the scenes of autumn and say goodbye to traffic jams and parking stress this Walk to School Month (October). There’s so much to think about - from the environment to healthy living, road safety to 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

  • Explain the importance of speed limits and help students understand road safety in this Walk to School Month assembly.

Used to the roads

  • This lesson plan for KS1 will prepare pupils to walk to school.

Student Tomtom

  • Help students become confident navigators with this KS2 mapping lesson.

A song in your step

  • Get rhythmic about the road with this 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 ways of getting to school. 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. Who’s nearly a neighbour and who lives far far away?A two-part TESiboard activity, to collect and plot information, followed by an opportunity to compare data using a block graph.

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 progress pupils make with these colourful certificates from WalkforLife.

Walk to the moon or just a mile

  • 4 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- keeping them out of harm’s way.

Think! Cross with care

  • Make story time extra meaningful - follow Bansi as her Aunt teaches her how to cross the road safely in this lovely story.