Dozens of schools throughout Cumbria are encouraging children and their parents or carers to swap four wheels for two feet, and give walking, scooting or cycling a go during this year’s Walk to School Week.

Walk to School Week (May 20-24) is a national campaign led by the ‘Living Streets’ charity, supporting over 320,000 pupils from thousands of schools across the UK to walk, scoot or cycle to school.

Parents who walk find the journey to school less stressful, their fuel bills go down, their children perform better at school and their children feel healthier and fitter. Teachers also report that those pupils who walk to school are more attentive once they reach their desks.

Each day, KS1 pupils will be rewarded with a sticker and an extra special one at the end of the week. KS2 pupils will have the chance to earn their very own pin badge made from recycled yoghurt-pot material.