How many of you walk your little hoomans to school? Today is the start of Walk to School Week, a 5-day walking initiative to get your little hoomans more active. It’s a great activity for National Walking Month and will see thousands of children, their parents and their four-legged friends taking on the challenge.
As many pet owners know, it is very important to make sure your dog gets their daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy, but it is just as important for adults and children too. It is recommended that children are to take part in a minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This initiative encourages students to walk to school instead of being driven or taking transportation. Walking to school can have many benefits, including:
- Improving physical health and fitness
- Reducing traffic congestion and pollution
- Encouraging independence and responsibility in children
- Building a sense of community by walking with friends and neighbours
If you're interested in participating in Walk to School Week, you can reach out to your school to see if they are organising any events or activities. You can also encourage your friends and classmates to join you in walking to school. Make sure your hooman checks that you are allowed to go on walks to school, as some schools do not allow dogs onto their grounds unless they are guide or disability aid dogs. But this doesn’t mean you can’t wait out of the school grounds for them. Remember to stay safe by following pedestrian and pawdestrian rules and wear reflective clothing if walking in the early morning or late afternoon. Have fun and enjoy the fresh air!