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Events and challenges for primary schools

York schools regularly take part in events to encourage the use of sustainable and active travel modes to school.

As always the October walk to school week is very popular and the Jack Archer Award hotly contested. The winner of the 2017 Jack Archer Award was Archbishop of York Junior School who won the coveted trophy and £300 kindly donated by Age UK.

Events to look out for in 2018 include:

Walk to School Week 18 - 22 June 2018

Schools are invited to join in York's Walk to School Week which takes place during National Walking month. As it's York, cycling and scooting count as well as walking.

Clean Air Day 2018 will also take place this week on the 21st and will be included in schools as part of Walk to School Week. This is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleages and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone. The message for this year's Clean Air Day is to make a change to the way you travel in order to reduce air pollution.

For more information, or to request resources please email the School Travel Advisor.

Bike Week featuring the Schools Yorkshire Tour event June 2018 (dates tbc)

An exciting new initiative for schools across Yorkshire including York. More information will be available soon.

Walk to School Week October featuring the Jack Archer Award (date tbc)

Our biggest walking event for primary schools. As we are in York, we don't just count walking for this competition but scooting, cycling and even the school bus too so that everyone can join in.  We just ask that the car is left at home and not used for any part of the school journey if you are entering the competition for the Jack Archer Award.

For further information or advice on running sustainable travel events please contact schooltravel@york.gov.uk

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