I’ve been using the car a lot to take F to school unfortunately as it’s been raining too much. I know this is bad and I’m trying to limit how much I do this. We should be walking to school more. The school is about three quarters of a mile away from our home along quite a busy road, but there is a slightly longer route through some woods.
Now the rain seems to have stopped we’re using this route a little more as it’s so much nicer. There’s no worries about cars, no car fumes and it’s peaceful and pretty. Plus it’s so much better for us all to walk – both for physical exercise but also mental health.
I definitely feel better just after 15 minutes strolling through the woods, and how lucky am I that I have this option. I just have to work on not leaving too late 🙂
There’s many campaigns out there to get children walking to school more. Each year usually in May there is also a Walk to School Week. Living Streets estimates that a generation ago 70% of kids walked to school. Now it’s less than half.
Even after 30 Days Wild finishes I will make sure we walk to school much more. There is no reason for us not too and it’s a good opportunity for my sons to get some fresh air and exercise. I definitely get my bee in my bonnet about kids not getting enough exercise so I’d better put my money where my mouth is and get walking more!