Property developer, Anthology London pledged their support to schools across London during Walk to School Week (15-19 May) to encourage children to take more steps as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Anthology, who is creating developments in Deptford, Hoxton, Tottenham Hale and Wembley, became involved with the initiative to ensure the school received the Walk to School Week resource packs that are designed to help challenge and encourage children to get their stomp on. Pupils were also provided high vis jackets from Anthology to keep safe on future walks to school.
Walk to School Week is an annual event run by the UK’s charity for everyday walking, Living Streets, to help reverse the decline in walking to school. The amount of primary school children walking to school has decreased by almost 50% since the 1970s.
Mark Dickinson, Managing Director at Anthology commented: “We were keen to get involved with this initiative to help raise awareness of the benefits of a healthier lifestyle along with the all the positives walking has on the environment by increasing our green footprints.
“London is a great city with lots to see by opting to travel by foot so we are sure the children enjoyed this different method of getting to school which hopefully will also inspire them to walk more outside of school.”
Joe Irvin, Chief Executive at Living Streets said: “It’s wonderful to see Anthology generously donating funds to help children in our local communities.
“The majority of children are not getting their recommended 60 minutes of daily exercise. At Living Streets, we know that encouraging more children to walk to school is one of the best places to start – for now and for the future.
“Walking to school is a free and easy way for children to build exercise into their day. Plus, physically active children are more alert and ready to learn.”