Now that the weather is getting better we can think about getting out and about for our learning a lot more. Sustrans have lots of resources available through their Free Range Kids campaign which aims to help children and young people build their confidence and skill to travel independently, to play outdoors and to explore their local community safely.
Sustrans are also hosting the Big Pedal, which will involve children from more than 800 schools getting out and about safely on their bikes. The Sustrans DVD features Garrowhill Primary School in Glasgow as a wonderful example of a project which involves the whole community in building biking skills and in getting 5yrs-adults out and about on their bikes! Garrowhill are a champion sustainable school, but they have built their bike club programme around the health and community agendas too.
Paths for All have published a brilliant resource called Happy Feet which has some really good advice for people leading walking activities in and around the neighbourhood. The resource is free to download and can be found alongside other materials for walking with children and young people here.
Meanwhile – happy springtime walking to school, work, home or wild and beautiful outdoor space!