Market Drayton Infant & Nursery School

‘An excellent, happy school, where we enjoy learning’

Walk to School Week 20th to 24th May

Our school is taking part in Walk to School Week (20-24 May). The nationwide event is organised by walking charity Living Streets and designed to help pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school. Children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended minimum 60 minutes of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates! Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, but it will also help create healthy habits for life.


This year’s challenge, The Magic of Walking, encourages children to travel actively to school every day of the week. They'll learn about the important reasons to walk and the difference it can make for individuals, communities and the planet! Each pupil will be challenged to travel sustainably (walk, wheel, scoot, cycle or Park and Stride) to school every day for one week using the wallchart  to log their journeys.


Each day focus on a different topic as you walk with purpose for different reasons. This is to inspire children to discover the incredible benefits of walking for individuals, communities and the planet.


Monday - The Magic of Nature; What plants and animals can you spot on your way to school!

Tuesday - The Magic of Movement; This will help with focus and concentration.

Wednesday - The Magic of Happiness; Discover the incredible impact that fitness can have on our physical and mental health!

Thursday - The Magic of Friendship; Have fun and share stories as you walk with friends who live along your route to school.

Friday - The Magic of Community; On your way to school, you can recognise the people and places that make up your community.