To support October’s International Walk to School Month, we're encouraging all schools in Medway to compete in our new active travel competition Little Trekkers (for primary schools) and Striders (for secondary schools).

The campaign aims to inspire schools, families, and young adults to travel to school using active travel from 2 October to 13 October, and encourage long-term greener travel habits.

Once a school has signed up, logging progress is simple. Each morning, use a hands-up survey to see how many pupils actively travelled to school.

Active travel is:

  • walking
  • wheeling
  • cycling
  • scootering
  • park and stride (walking the last 10 minutes of the journey).

The schools with the highest percentage of active travel journeys during the competition will receive:

  • 1st place: £500 Halfords gift voucher
  • 2nd place: £300 Halfords gift voucher
  • 3rd place £200 Halfords gift voucher.

All schools who rank either 1st, 2nd or 3rd will also get a personalised framed certificate.

There'll be winners in both the primary and secondary categories.

All participating schools will receive an e-certificate in recognition of their active travel commitment.

How to sign up

Complete and email the competition registration form to transportinitiatives@medway.gov.uk before 2 October 2023.

Once registration is complete, you'll be sent your results table and you can download our free e-resource packs to help run the competition in your school.

Resource packs:

Little Trekkers (Primary)

Striders (Secondary)

Other active school travel initiatives

As well as the October walk to school month challenges, there are other school events throughout the year that help to promote active travel.

To find out more visit:

For more information on active travel, email transportinitiatives@medway.gov.uk.