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Sefton schools to WOW us all in a bid to save the planet

Sefton schools are being urged to sign up to the WOW Living Streets project and walk to school to save on emissions.

Day 10 of COP26 shines a light on transport and urges people to consider ‘green’ options and nothing is greener than walking.

Anyone who is able to walk to school could make a big difference to their own carbon footprint as well as helping to cut air pollution and staying active.

WOW is Living Streets’ “Walk To School Challenge” where pupils log their daily journeys to school each day on the WOW Travel Tracker. Those that walk to school at least once a week for a month earn a WOW badge, with 11 to collect across the year.

Each badge is made in the UK from recycled yoghurt-pot material.

WOW encourages more families to be active on their journey to school, resulting in a 23% average increase in walking rates and up to 30% fewer cars and less air pollution outside the school gates

Link to downloadable WOW leaflet

Find out more or secure a place by registering here www.livingstreets.org.uk/freewow

 

Cllr Diane Roscoe, Cabinet Member for Education said: 

“Walking to school, even once a week can be of huge benefit to us all. Not only does it cut emissions and pollution around our schools, but also a walk to school is good for the mind and body.

“Our kids here in Sefton are passionate about the future of our planet so this is a great scheme to get involved with.

“I would urge schools in Sefton to sign up and get walking to save our planet!”