MP Damien Moore is urging people in Southport to take part in Walk To School Week this week (5-9 October).
The Week aims to encourage children to become more active and enjoy the improving air quality.
Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. It aims to encourage families to try healthier and greener ways to travel to school.
Living Streets has created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.
The five-day walking challenge is aimed at primary schools and is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all.
Pupils will be well on their way to reaching their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates!
Southport MP Damien Moore said: “Getting into the habit of walking to school in the morning will set children up for a positive day in the classroom as well as setting healthy habits that they will take with them through their lives.
“I hope lots of children and parents will embrace this year’s Walk To School Week and enjoy making a small change to their everyday lifestyle.”
Walk to School Week is scheduled to take place this week, during International Walk to School Month.