“I love spending time with my son on the way to school”
Nick talks about how walking his son to school has given him a new lease of life and seeing his son’s development and confidence grow has been incredible.
I walk my 5-year-old, Reggie, to school every day. Whatever the weather, come snow, rain or sunshine – we always go together! Sometimes he will ride his bike to school, while I walk alongside him. It’s been great to see his confidence grow, and if we’d have been in the car, I would have missed those special moments.
Our mornings feel relaxed when we walk to school. We also notice far more things on the way like people’s cats, what people have in their gardens, hearing what is going on around us and seeing familiar faces on the way. It’s made us feel more connected and more engaged with the community that the school is part of.
“It’s been great to see his confidence grow, and if we’d have been in the car, I would have missed those special moments.”
You also have more time to reflect on other things around you such as posters, signs and adverts for local events and activities. It feels like a more valuable part of the day now that we’re walking, not only connecting closely to one another but with the wider community.
It really doesn’t feel like a chore and it’s much better than trying to get the kids into the car and find parking!