Active travel high on the agenda for Sheffield schools

19th June 2019

More than 100 schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire are encouraging parents and pupils to find fun and engaging ways of increasing their physical activity levels on their journey to school, in a 10-day challenge which forms part of the city's Move More Month initiative.

Across the region, the scheme will generate approximately 3,000 extra active travel journeys each day, making a huge difference to road safety around schools, air quality as well as increasing levels of physical activity and wellbeing. Events and activities including Active Travel Breakfasts, Cycle Skills sessions, Five Minute Walk Zones, and walk to school initiatives such as Masked Mondays and Wellie Wednesdays are all taking place between 10 June and 21 June, as schools across the region take part in a 10-Day Active Travel Challenge. The challenge aims to inspire pupils, parents and staff to find fun, engaging and innovative ways to increase their physical activity levels on their journey to school. It encourages parents to leave the car at home, helping to reduce congestion and parking problems outside schools, improving air quality as well as individual's health and wellbeing. It forms part of Move More Month, the physical activity strategy which is transforming Sheffield into the UK's most active city. Tom Hughes, Move More Month Lead at Sheffield City Council, said: -It's fantastic to see the ways in which schools across Sheffield are moving more this month! -The number of schools taking part in the 10-Day Active Travel Challenge is incredible. It demonstrates the level of support which Move More Month is gaining from communities across the city, support which is increasing daily. -Our goal is to encourage an increase in physical activity levels across all age groups and all demographics in Sheffield and beyond, so it's brilliant to see the Move More message being spread far and wide across the region. -It's important for us to remember as a city that Move More isn't just a month it's an all-year-round initiative, and we're really keen to continue the momentum built this month for the remainder of the year and beyond. -Let's continue the job of transforming Sheffield into the UK's most active city. For more information visit www.movemoresheffield.com or search for @sccactivetravel and the hashtag #10datc on twitter.

You might also be interested in

The big switch-off is coming. Are you prepared?

Thu 30th June 2022

We’ve seen significant changes across the workplace in recent years to support greater collaboration, and another major milestone is fast approaching.

Import Safeguarding - What does it mean?

Thu 30th June 2022

We have the latest information on Safeguard measure that was published on 22nd June which will have an impact on businesses in this region.

Sheffield Chamber are looking for a new printing contract!

Tue 28th June 2022

Could you help our team by providing specialised printing equipment that we need to produce vital exporting documentation for our members?

St Luke’s Joins Chamber as Patron in 50th Year

Fri 17th June 2022

St Luke’s has joined Sheffield Chamber as a Patron as it celebrates its 50th year.