Children who walk to school are no more active than those who are taken by car, according to a study by scientists at Derriford hospital in Plymouth.
The scientists asked 275 children to wear monitors for a week to measure their rates of physical activity. The difference between the activity of the two groups was negligible. Brad Metcalf, co-author of the report, said the Government would do better to use money it spends on walk-to-school schemes for improving PE and extra-curricular activities. bmj.com