We've teamed up with Neighbourly and the Sunday Star Times in the Foot it campaign to get New Zealanders outdoors and active on the school run. Their has been an increase of children using the car to get to school compared to walking, cycling or scooting over the past 20 years. We want to turn this around and get our kids footing it to school again.
We know that taking the car can be the easiest and quickest way to get the kids to school in the morning madness. But starting out with one day a week of footing it to the school is a great way for the kids to get a burst of energy in the morning and have fun leading a active lifestyle. Start the day with a bit of exercise and fresh air giving kids that extra bit of focus in the classroom. If time is a big concern, scoot instead of walking, it'll cut the trip time in half and the kids would love to scoot along with dad or mum.
Take the pledge on neighbourly and join the others in your neighbourhood with a walking bus or scooting train on the way to school. If you join you'll be in to win 1 of 50 Micro scooters! (Competition now closed). Some familiar New Zealanders that have taken the pledge including Renee Wright, Mark Richardson, Alison Mau and Jacquie Brown. Take a read on how they manage to foot it with the kids in their busy schedule.