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Walk to School Week: Children’s outerwear for spring 2022

Let The Sunshine Hoody, £24, and Elsie Coat, £42, FatFace.
Let The Sunshine Hoody, £24, and Elsie Coat, £42, FatFace.

With Walk to School Week running from May 16-20, Jacqueline Wake Young selects some children’s outerwear to help keep them warm and dry on the way.

Organised by charity Living Streets, Walk to School Week is a five-day challenge that coincides with National Walking Month this May.

Colourblock Fleece Popover in Red, £25, FatFace.

The fun week of activities for primary schools has been built to make pupils experience first-hand the importance of walking to school.

Living Streets said that through this challenge, children will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates.

Kids pink ombre cagoule, £24.99, FatFace.

Last year a record 350,000 pupils across the UK took part and the charity is hoping to encourage even more pupils and parents to join in in 2022.

This year’s challenge, #powerup, will take pupils through five video game-inspired levels: Team Up, Defeat Danger, Boost Health, Save the Planet and Lead the Way.

In the process they’ll learn about the social aspect, road safety, health and environmental benefits of walking, encouraging sustainable travel habits for life.

Crayola by FatFace, Create Zipthrough Hoody in Navy, £26, FatFace.

Living Streets says walking to school is good for children’s health, mood and behaviour as well as benefitting the environment.

“From reduced congestion to higher footfall for local businesses, the whole community benefits when more children walk to school,” Living Streets said.

Kids lightweight camo jacket, £24.99, M&Co.

“However, the number of children walking has been in decline for decades.

“Living Streets wants to reverse the decline in children walking to school.

“Progress starts here: one street, one school, one step at a time.”

Now seems like the perfect time to invest in a colourful new jacket or hoodie to keep them warm and dry on the way.

Top Picks

 

Kids’ Animal Print Waterproof Jacket Fox, £50, Regatta.
Packaway Waterproof Jacket, £50, Regatta.
Gilet and Camo Tee Set, £11, F&F.
FatFace X Raleigh Popover Hoody in Navy, £26, FatFace.
Khaki Shacket and Tee, £12, F&F.
Let The Sunshine Hoody, £24, and Elsie Coat, £42, FatFace.

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