Getting around  |  27 Feb 2023

Christchurch City Council’s annual Walk or Wheel to School Week is back and better than ever, with 77 schools (including one kindergarten) taking part this year.

Council Transport Operations Manager Stephen Wright says this annual activity invites all schools to start their school year with a focus on safe, active travel. “This week long event will show our tamariki how they can enjoy the health benefits of exercise,” says Mr Wright.

“Walking or wheeling to school helps reduce our carbon emissions, and keeps our kids safe with a reduction of vehicle traffic at the school gate.”

With different daily themes, Walk or Wheel to School is a great way to have fun as a family, and win prizes while you’re at it. There are new bikes, scooters, helmets and heaps more to be won.

“We want to show children that there’s a bunch of alternatives to taking the car to and from school, and ones that can be a lot of fun,” says Mr Wright.

This was previously a one day event, with the inaugural week-long event held last year. The week-long event will be held again this year from Monday 6 March to Friday 10 March.

Check out if your school has registered here, and make sure to follow along and participate on our Facebook event page.