AROUND 50,000 youngsters throughout West Sussex will be hot footing it to lessons during National Walk to School Week, from May 16-20.
The county council’s Safer Routes to School and travelwise teams are providing schools, nurseries and children and family centres with a range of resources, competitions and activities to support their efforts.
Primary schools will receive classroom registers, stickers, leaflets and posters to help them take part.
Following the success of last year’s competition, there is a creative writing and drawing competition for pupils in years one to six. The winning design will be displayed in libraries across the county.
In partnership with the library service, walk-to-school themed library visits for some primary schools will also take place in the Littlehampton, Crawley and Worthing areas.
Children will be encouraged to get the most out of their local libraries as well as listen to stories about walking and cycling.
Every West Sussex pupil who takes part in Walk to School Week will receive a voucher for one free DVD loan at their local library.