The tenth "Walk to School Week"had been started in Northern Ireland in 2012. The idea of this activity was to reduce the number of cars on the road during the rush hour of the day.
This year, the theme of "Walk to School Week"was "Step Forward in Time". This activity encouraged children to develop the habit of green travel.
"It would be great if more people leaves their cars at home and take their children to school on foot. It saves money and makes the traffic better around school gates,"said Andy Bready, one of the organisers of the activity. He thought it was a lot of fun, and was also good for people’s health.
In fact, one fifth of people around Northern Ireland use a car during the rush hour of the day to pick up their children after school. But many of these children live very close to school. Walking to school takes them less than ten minutes!
Why did Northern Ireland start this activity?