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Walk to secondary schools

Living Streets Next Steps to Secondary School initiative encourages incoming Year 7s to think about their new school journey and highlights to them the benefits of doing so on foot, bike or bus. Benefits include building healthy habits as well as improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion at the school gates. Resources are available free of charge to a limited number of Leicester City schools each academic year.

How Next Steps works

Next Steps takes place across two stages and can be delivered by Living Streets or independently by your school.

Step 1: Summer term engagement with Year 6 students on their Transition Day (so typically via a presentation, workshop or stall). Students are asked to consider the benefits of different modes of travel and prompted to think about how they will choose to travel to your school. They are given a leaflet and a magnet to take away to help them start planning their new journey over the summer holidays.

Step 2: As new Year 7s they are set a walking challenge in the autumn term to reinforce the benefits of active travel to school. Students are tasked with tackling a variety of walking challenges and entered into a prize draw for a £50 Love to Shop voucher for their participation. You will be given resources to launch and run the challenge.

The duration and timing of the walking challenge is flexible; however we recommend allowing between a week and a month during October’s International Walk to School Month.

How to sign up

Free Next Steps resources are available to a limited number of Leicester City schools each academic year. To sign up or find out more contact Katie, your local Living Streets Coordinator, on 07808 640 305 or send her an email - to sign up or to discuss how the scheme can work best in your school.