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Work is still going on

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Living Streets’ Walk to School Week is over for another year and we’d like to thank everyone across Northumberland who contributed to making it a massive success.

More than 5,000 pupils from Northumberland joined in with children across the UK.

Motor vehicles are the biggest source of air pollution, and one in four cars on the road at peak times is on the school run. More children walking to school means fewer vehicles on the road and improved air quality.

Families in Northumberland can know that they’ve helped to be part of the solution this Walk to School Week by swapping four wheels for two feet.

Walking to school not only improves our air quality, but is a great way for children to build more exercise into their daily lives, helping them to arrive to school healthier, happier and ready to learn.

The week may be over, but the walking doesn’t have to stop. Head to livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschool for tips and advice on continuing to make great strides.

Kevin Croasdale

Schools Manager, Living Streets