This year's Walk to School Week will take place between May 21 to 25. The annual event is part of national charity Living Streets' Great British Walking challenge, taking place throughout May - when people around the country will be walking to school, work or around their neighbourhoods.
Cleethorpes Children's Centre, Reynolds, is supporting the challenge by inviting parents and toddlers to 'talk the talk and walk the walk' and join staff on a mystery walk.
The walk takes place next Tuesday at 1.00 pm and sets out from the centre on Machray Place.
Queenie Carrie, centre coordinator said, "A simple walk around the neighbourhood can turn into a great learning opportunity for children. Walking keeps children active and when we chat about the things around them it develops their language skills, listening skills and social skills as well as improving their road safety knowledge. There will be lots of fun things for the children to see and talk about on this walk including where the children think we might finish our surprise tour!"
Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder people services said, "Walk to Work and Walk to School are great events to be involved in. Physical activity is known to improve health, mental activity and reduce abscence due to sickness. It is a council priority to improve the health of everyone and walking is an effective and economical way of doing this."
Throughout May, The Great British Walking Challenge will count every step made as people across the country see how many times they can collectively walk between John O’Groats and Land’s End. By taking part in Walk to School Week 2012 you can contribute miles towards the challenge. To find out more and to sign up visit www.livingstreets.org.uk/gbwc .