Walktober, run annually since 2016 by the Travel Planning Team at Hampshire County Council, is a challenge held each October to celebrate and focus the mind on International Walk to School Month.

A fantastic 163 schools signed up in total in 2020. That’s a staggering 61,225 pupils and 7,466 staff who got involved last year.

We are all more aware than ever that exercising and spending time outside enjoying your surroundings is great, if not essential, for your wellbeing. That is what the Walktober challenge is all about: walking to improve your wellbeing.

Walktober supports Hampshire and the NHS’s Five Steps to Wellbeing as evidence suggests that these are the five steps that we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing:

Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give to Others and Be Mindful

Information taken from the My Journey Hampshire website

All the necessary documentation to support with you and your child(ren)’s Walktober experience can be found below. This information is due to be shared to all children during an assembly on Friday 1st October 2021.

PDF_icon Walktober 2021 Primary Family flier
PDF_icon Walktober 2021 Primary Activities Toolkit
PDF_icon Walktober 2021 Primary Challenge Card

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  1. PE days: Year 3 Tuesdays & Thursdays, Year 4 Tuesdays & Wednesdays, Year 5 Mondays & Fridays, Year 6 Thursdays & Fridays
  2. We are delighted to say we are receiving a new bench courtesy of Lazy Susan Furniture. (www.lazysusanfurniture.co.uk)
  3. Children need only bring their reading records, lunch and water bottle to school. Stationery, large rucksacks and toys are not required. Thank you.