A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults.
If that sounds simple it is because, well, it is!! And that’s part of the beauty of the walking school bus. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school, to as structured as a route with meeting points, a timetable and a regularly rotated schedule of accompanying adults.
If you would like to start a new walking bus, here are a few simple suggestions:
Start by inviting families who live nearby to join you
Pick a route which is away from major traffic arteries to reduce exposure to air pollution
Decide how often the group will walk together
Don't overthink it! Once you start, you will find that walking buses are easy and fun
If you would like GSR to help you set up a new walking bus, email: firstname.lastname@example.org