An easy way to get kids active on a daily basis is to take advantage of something that’s already a part of their routine: the trip to and from school. Like all physical activity, walking and biking to school will help to increase their attention spans during the school day, decrease their stress levels, and improve their mental health. Active school travel is a great way to prepare for learning. Plus, it’s fun!

Below, you’ll find a variety of articles and resources to help spread the word about the importance of active school travel. Need content for a newsletter or website? You are welcome to reprint our stories if you follow our guidelines.

Active school travel

How to

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Events

Independent mobility

More family reads

Shareables

Share these images on your social channels to promote active school travel. Consider including a link to an AfL article above with the image.

Sizes: 1080 x 1080 (Instagram) | 1200 x 630 (Facebook) | 1200 x 675 (Twitter)

Sizes: 1080 x 1080 (Instagram) | 1200 x 630 (Facebook) | 1200 x 675 (Twitter)

Sizes: 1080 x 1080 (Instagram) | 1200 x 630 (Facebook) | 1200 x 675 (Twitter)

Sizes: 1080 x 1080 (Instagram) | 1200 x 630 (Facebook) | 1200 x 675 (Twitter)

Posters

These letter size posters are perfect for broadcasting the active school travel message in public spaces such as schools, recreation centres, and health offices. They’re also free to download.

Contact us

To talk with us directly about our resources or sharing our content, please contact either Lynn Jobe or Liz Smeaton.