McIlveen launches Walk to School Week 2016
The scheme will see pupils from over 200 schools across Northern Ireland leading the way in sustainable travel.
This year, Walk to School Week 2016 will take place from May 16 – 20 and the Minister is encouraging even more teachers, parents and pupils to get involved.
Any school that registers to participate will receive copies of the new ‘Let’s Walk to School’ workbook, designed by Travelwise NI to help educate primary school pupils on the benefits of walking and the importance of road safety.
Speaking at the launch at Portavogie Primary School, in Portavogie, County Down, Michelle McIlveen said:
“My Department’s Travelwise NI has been promoting Walk to School Week for over ten years. For many schools it is an annual celebration of the benefits of learning to walk to school and how to do so safely.
“As part of the initiative, Travelwise NI will be supplying all schools that register with workbooks. One school will also get the chance to win a carnival walk for its pupils on one of the days during Walk to School Week 2016.”
Schools can register for Walk to School Week to receive support material and to be entered into the competition to win a carnival themed walk by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by post to Travelwise NI, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8GB or by telephone on 028 9054 0096 before Friday April 29.