Walk to school week 2022
School children in Dudley borough will be learning about road safety this week thanks to resources supplied by the council’s road safety team.
For this week's Walk to School week every primary school in the borough has received an activity pack, which includes a record sheet for children to log their journeys to school on foot, by bike or scooter. Teachers can stamp these at the end of the week and hand out Green Cross Code bookmarks to their students.
The aim of the week is to get children more active, take more cars off the road and make children more road safety aware.
Councillor Patrick Harley, leader elect, Dudley Council, said:
The Walk to School week resources are a fun way for children to log their daily walk and hopefully encourage some parents who do the school run in the car to make the effort to walk to or from school on one of the days.
With Year 6 children getting ready to move onto secondary school and many set to undertake their journey to school by themselves, it’s important they feel familiar with the Green Cross Code and the ‘stop, look, listen’ mantra, and this week helps to support that.
Dudley Council’s road safety team delivers road safety awareness training to schools, as well as bikeability training for children, families and adults. They also co-ordinate the borough’s school crossing patrol officers.
Families wanting to find out more about the week and road safety in general can visit Living Streets www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school
Follow the road safety team and find out about courses and job vacancies at www.facebook.com/RoadSafetyDudleyCouncil