Here are a few inspiring ideas from past events, and our How to Organize a Walk to School Event Guide or Guide des organisateurs has all sorts of suggestions to help you organize your event, so check it out!
This document has write ups, including a Tweet and Facebook postings, for you to use to help promote the event in your area.
A copy of the IWALK logo can be found here with a white background or here with a transparent background.
The IWALK poster is available to download in English and in French.
IWALK Health and Safety Protocol Recommendations
Your RCE likely has set protocol to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 which we ask all participating schools to respect and follow. This document outlines the EAC’s recommendations for planning a safe walk given the challenges of COVID-19.
IWALK Class Active Transportation (AT) Participation Challenge
Here is a quick hands-up survey form to download that you can use to run a participation challenge at school among all classes in order to encourage more people to be active on the way to school during a whole week of your choice (Monday to Friday) in October. Teachers ask how students travelled to & from school first thing in the morning each day and only write in the number of students who raised their hand for each of the columns (walked, walked part-way, biked, etc.) and the total number of students in class that day. The estimated time to complete the survey is 5-10 min per day, depending on your Grade level.
An IWALK volunteer in the school can use these class surveys to find out the Total AT participation for each class that week and include the results in the school morning announcements or monthly newsletters. Upper elementary teachers can use these surveys to integrate this AT Challenge into their math curriculum and have students calculate their daily averages too.