International Walk to School Week is held every October and
gives children, parents, teachers and community leaders an
opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many
benefits of walking.
Every day throughout October, the Road Safety Team and Henson
the Hedgehog walk with a different school every day as part of
their Walk to School competition. Every day the numbers of children
walking were recorded and converted to a percentage in comparison
to the numbers of children on roll, with the winning school
receiving the trophy for their school.
All participating schools make a huge effort to encourage as
many of their pupils as possible to take part in the event, with
huge proportions of for the walks.
October 2010 was another fantastic year for this event. The
school that had the highest percentage of pupils walking in
comparison to their numbers on roll was Pontrhydyfen Primary
School, Port Talbot closely followed by Coed Hirwaun Primary
October 2011 is set to be another great Walk to School month.
Watch this space for more details on who is taking part and