On Wednesday 26 June 2019, more than 100,000 children, aged 4-11, put their best feet forward to take part in a Brake's Kids Walk and promote road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking.
Brake’s Kids Walk is a short, supervised walk, involving thousands of children walking at the same time to promote important road safety messages. Children walk in pairs in crocodile formation, while holding hands, to emphasise the importance of being able to walk without fear or threat from traffic.
Brake's Kids Walk is a great way to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face and raise awareness among parents and the wider community about the need to protect children on roads. It’s also a great opportunity to fundraise for Brake and support families who have lost loved ones in road crashes.
Brake's Kids Walk is supported by Aardman and Shaun the Sheep. Shaun is helping children call on their grown ups to make their streets safer and healthier for everyone.
Action pack - FREE!
Register now for Brake's Kids Walk and get a free action pack* – with posters, banners, lesson plans, activity sheets, assembly presentations and ideas to help you plan your walk.
Welsh resources are also available.
*Pack contents may change.
Everyone has the right to walk safely in their community
On average, SIX children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day
It is every child's right to be able to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution. Danger from traffic is a big factor in whether families are able to walk safely in the places where they live. It affects their ability to be healthy and socially active.
Children of all ages are at risk of being hurt or killed when walking near roads. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day – that’s equivalent to a whole class of children every single week.
For children to walk safely in their communities, they need their journeys to be safe. They need footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean traffic.
Have fun fundraising
Brake's Kids Walk is a fantastic opportunity to raise money to help Brake campaign for safe and healthy mobility for everyone and support people affected by road crashes.
You can make your Brake's Kids Walk a sponsored walk, using the sponsorship form and advice in the action pack.
If you aren't able to fundraise, a donation to cover the cost of your resources would be greatly appreciated.
Or why not take a look at Zak's fundraising page for lots of fun ideas on how your school can get involved – from running a Wear Your Stripes Day to baking delicious treats to sell to parents.