Safer, greener and healthier active toolkit
A toolkit outlining ways families can actively travel to school is now available for use.
The toolkit has been produced by Essex County Council and Active Essex, who are committed to increasing the levels of physical activity among school pupils across Essex.
Covid-19 has given families in Essex an opportunity to rethink the school run for pupils attending the 450 primary schools in Essex.
During this difficult and challenging time, it is possible to provide some routine to daily lives by adopting an active travel approach.
Active travel allows families time in the outdoors, breathing in fresh air and getting some sunlight, needed by our bodies to absorb vital vitamin D.
While it is not convenient or possible for all students to actively travel to school, walking or cycling should be the default for many, whilst those living further away could park and stride – which means parking the car outside of busy areas and walking the short distance to the school.
To download and learn more about the Active Travel Toolkit for schools go to the Active Essex website.