Benefits of Active Travel

 

Active children do better in every possible way. Their mental and physical health improves, they perform better in school, are better behaved and have better concentration and attendance.

 

Benifits of active travel extends to children's families, the local community and schools. This includes reducing local traffic and congestion and even improving exam results. 

The Government recommends that children do at least 60 minutes of activity per day. The journey to school can be an important contributor to this.

Take a look at this handy guide to the Benefits of Active Travel for Young People

 

Essential reading for schools: What Works in Schools to Increase Physical Activity

For anyone who enjoys a robust academic paper, try this


Click here to read more, including Transforming Young People's Travel and 
Active Schools guide 

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