Brake unveils dates and plans for 2015 Giant Walk
Brake’s annual Giant Walk 2015 will be held on 10 June and the charity says 45,000 children from more than 200 schools have already registered to take part.
The Giant Walk involves children across the UK taking part in a short walk of a minimum of 500 metres from their school gates to “call for safer roads around their school” and to promote safe walking and cycling.
Brake says the event is a great focal point for schools to teach road safety in class, and that schools can use their walk to call on drivers to slow down in their community, or call for other local road safety measures.
The charity says the Giant Walk “empowers children and schools to make their communities safer, healthier, and greener”.
Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, says: “Brake’s Giant Walk is a great way for schools to call for safer roads in their community for children to be able to walk or cycle without fear or threat from traffic.
“Every year as part of this great event schools use resources and support from Brake to run fantastic lessons across a variety of subjects around the theme of road safety and active travel.
“It’s a chance to teach children about road safety and why walking is healthy and eco-friendly, and also to call on local drivers to make a big difference by slowing down to protect children on foot and bike.”