HBSSPAN Active Travel Promotions
Working in partnership with Leicestershire County Council Safe and Sustainable Travel Team and Living Streets, HBSSPAN encourages all schools to take part in its Active Travel Month Challenges. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it's less than half. We want to reverse this decline. We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking/scooting or cycling to school their natural choice. Children who actively travel to school have been found to have higher academic performance in terms of attention/alertness, verbal, numeric, and reasoning abilities; higher degree of pleasantness and lower levels of stress during the school day; and higher levels of happiness, excitement and relaxation on the journey to school. There are numerous ways that schools can get involved and be rewarded for their engagement.
If you would like to know more about Active Travel Promotions or any of our other programmes please contact Chris Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org).