Brake's Kids Walk took place on Wednesday 14 June 2023
More than 110,000 children (aged 4-11) from more than 720 schools and nurseries took part around the country, calling for their right to make safe and healthy journeys without fear or threat from traffic. At the same time, Brake ran a media campaign calling for 20mph speed limits round ALL schools as our research revealed that 25% of parents don't walk their children to school because traffic is too fast.
The next Brake's Kids Walk is on Wednesday 19 June 2024.
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What is Brake's Kids Walk?
Brake's Kids Walk involves thousands of primary schoolchildren walking at the same time to promote the health and planet-saving benefits of walking and shout out for their right to make safe and healthy journeys.
Why is Brake's Kids Walk important?
At Brake, we believe that every child has the right 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.
Brake's Kids Walk is a great way to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face, promote the benefits of walking, 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 a great way for our school to raise awareness among the community of how we can create a safe environment to enable children to walk, while also fundraising to support a worthwhile cause.Iris Smith, HLTA, Penshurst Primary School
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.