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iWalk - International Walk to School Day/Week/Month

International Walk to School Month (iWalk) is an international awareness event that takes place every October to raise awareness about active school travel, such as walking or wheeling to and from school.This year we are highlighting the connection between active school travel and climate change. To participate in making a difference in climate change, activities for this years' campaign include, Walk to School, Take the Bus, and Idle Free for Kids. Schools are encouraged to run fun events and activities to inspire more children and parents to choose active safe school travel and to educate the school community on the benefits of active transportation. iWalk can be celebrated as a one-day event on a Wednesday early in October, a week, or for the entire month.

 

Walking Campaigns

Walking Campaigns are used to encourage active transportation to and from school and educate the school community on the benefits of doing so. Having regular walking and wheeling promotional campaigns and events throughout the school year can increase the likelihood of results and success.

International Walk to School Day / Week/ Month in October, also known as iWalk, is a great way to kick off the promotion of active transportation for a school year. Other events throughout the year could include Walk & Wheel Wednesdays, Winter Walk Day (February), Earth Week (April), Spring into Spring, Environment Week (June) and Summer Safety Week to make walking and wheeling events a celebration throughout the year!

Resources

For additional information and resources for iWalk campaigns visit: Walking & Wheeling Campaign Resources at Active and Safe Routes to School, or Ontario Active School Travel and see what is new this year: Climate Change & Active School Travel

  • Posters
  • Announcements
  • Social Media Messages
  • Newsletter inserts
  • iWalk monthly activities
  • Assembly ideas, and so much more

 

 

iWalk Day

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

International Walk to School Day
 

 

 

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Date of creation: August 19, 2013
Last modified on: September 26, 2019