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Tees Valley children have lots to say about walking to school!


"Walking to school is fun and you get much more fresh air!"

Roseberry Primary School, Stockton on Tees


In March of this year, in conjunction with TFM Radio, we invited five primary schools from across Tees Valley to take part in learning how to make a radio advertisement promoting the benefits of walking to school.  

Here's what the children had to say, along with their fantastic artwork that was used to create digital billboards and a fun animation highlighting the fun of walking on the school run.  Their rhyming ideas are sure to catch on!

Listen to the four final radio ads, currently playing on TFM radio:

Be cool, walk to school

Walking and talking is the solution = less Pollution

The teachers notice the difference when children walk to school

No excuses! Just walk to school and be awesome!

Even if it's just once a week, take the first steps together!

This month take some time with your kids and walk to school.  Children grow up fast and the walk to school is a simple way to connect and spend time together (whatever the weather!). 

It's good for you, and it's fun for them!

"Your health will be above average if you walk instead of drive to school"

Redhall Primary School, Darlington

"You can talk for ages with your friends (when you walk to school)"

Eskdale Primary School, Hartlepool

"If you let your child walk to school, they can discover new things around them"

Caldicotes Primary School, Middlesbrough

"If you don't want pollution, walking is the solution!"  

Skelton Primary School, Redcar & Cleveland


Thank you to all the school children across Tees Valley that helped us 'show and tell' what they like about walking to school.   

Also, a big thank you to the educators and staff and pupils at Redhall Primary School (Darlington), Eskdale Primary School in Hartlepool, Caldicotes Primary School in Middlesbrough, Skelton Primary School in Redcar & Cleveland and Roseberry Primary School in Stockton on Tees.  

To find out more about programmes that we offer in schools, including road safety assemblies, pedestrian training, bikeability sessions, please visit the activities schools' section.

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