Enjoy Walk to School Week AND Grab Three Years’ Worth Of Netflix

Bonjour lecteurs! Did you know that this week is officiellement the ‘Walk to School Week’? Are you walking to school every day? Now that the sun is out, it’s l’excuse parfaite to start the day with some exercise. Even better, according to Regtransfers, trading in wheels for walking could lead you to savings equal to three years of a Netflix subscription?! You are wondering how? Take part now in the Walk to School Week and see how much you can save up a year…

Walk to School Week

This week, schools across the UK are celebrating Walk to School Week. Are your local school doing anything spécial for the occasion?  The event, organised by Living Streets (The Pedestrians’ Association), encourages students, parents, and their communities to experience the benefits of walking to school every day. It’s such a great way to reduce your fuel consumption.

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Did you know? In England, the average school commute spans approximately two and a half miles.

Despite various transport options, 47% of students currently walk to school, revealing a strong preference for pedestrian travel already.

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However, road safety can still be a big problème. Par exemple, many parents are calling for improved traffic conditions and asking for safer walking routes.

Still, now that the weather is getting warmer, Walk to School Week is l’excuse parfaite to ditch the morning drive and opt for a walk. Not only it supports good physical health but it also offers considerable financial savings! En plus, who can say non to getting some fresh air to start the day well?

What You Can Save Up?

Take un exemple of a “round trip” of two and a half miles, with the driver returning home after each trip to school, it could cost you up to £2.18 per day in petrol only.

So within a few days, just by taking part in the Walk To School Week, you could save up quite a bit.

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Regardez! The UK school year runs for about 190 days. Just by walking to l’école every day, you can save up at least £414.20 per year. And that goes without adding the additional costs of maintaining a car that sees daily use.

This is basically the equivalent of 37 months (three years) of a standard Netflix subscription, paid on a monthly basis! Et voilà!

So who is up for it and ready to walk to school this week and even for the rest of the school year?

More Advantages

Take on the challenge of the Walk To School Week and turn it into your new morning routine. Not only you will reduce expenses and save up money but you will also keep an healthier and more active lifestyle. I’ve been working hard lately to reach my 10K steps / day goal and this will certainly help!

Even better, you get to avoid local traffic congestion and who knows? You might make some new friends on the way to school and interact more with your local community?

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Are your children too young  or you simply live too far to your school? Maybe une bonne option would be to drive some of the way and walk the rest?

Worried about road safety? Spread the word among your local community of mums and create the “trend” of walking to school so that the roads will be naturally less congested. What’s stopping you to create a new movement?

The week long challenge is not just about walking, any type of exercise is encouraged, including cycling, riding your scooter or even running! So take the plunge and let me know how it impacts the rest of your day when you start with some exercise in the sunshine?


Do you already walk to school? How long is your school run each day?


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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    May 21, 2024 / 1:15 am

    What a great idea getting all moving – lucky school is a 15 minute walk

  2. Siobhan N
    May 21, 2024 / 7:33 am

    I live near a primary school, and I can’t believe the number of parents that drive instead of doing a 10 minute walk!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 21, 2024 / 10:04 am

      oops 🙁 I wish we could walk to ours as it is in a village nearby and we have to drive to on a A road but I am trying to go for a walk with him every day with the nice weather we had

    May 21, 2024 / 9:54 am

    great idea! we always walked to school as kids, until the last school which was several buses away!

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 21, 2024 / 10:03 am

      yes it’s a good way to get your steps in

  4. ashleigh
    May 21, 2024 / 2:54 pm

    Sounds good!

  5. Priscilla Stubbs
    May 22, 2024 / 11:22 am

    I always walked to school but it is good to see the idea coming back. It is not always feasible if the school is a few miles away

    • Cecile Blaireau
      May 22, 2024 / 12:23 pm

      yes it’s true

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