Bourton Meadow School WOW scheme and walking zone maps

To celebrate the launch of their WOW year-round walk to school challenge and new Walking Zone Maps,Bourton Meadow Academy had a Walk to School Gate Launch on Friday 15th February.

The challenge sees children who walk to school at least once a week, rewarded with a collectable badge each month. Pupils log their daily journeys to school each day on the WOW Travel Tracker. Those who walk to school at least once a week for a month earn a WOW badge, with 11 to collect across the year.

Thanks to grants from Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckingham Local Area Forum (LAF), the school now has their own tailored ‘Walking Zone Map’, showing walking and cycling routes to school.

Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services says, “Encouraging children to be healthy is one of our main priorities. Walking to school can significantly contribute to the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day.

As well as the health benefits, encouraging people to walk to school will reduce congestion, reduce car use and improve air quality.”