Slough Borough council’s sustainable transport team is working with national walking charity Living Streets to get everyone on their feet.

WOW, which stands for Walk Once a Week or Walk On Wednesday, aims to get children and their families walking to school.

There will be badges for children to collect and schools taking part will also receive up to £400 worth of supporting material.

Councillor Martin Carter, cabinet member for planning and transport, said: “By working together with local schools we can encourage students to be more active during the school day, gaining a greater understanding of the importance of using greener forms of transport; in this case their feet.”

Fadumo Olow, project coordinator for Living Streets, said: “A generation ago, 70 per cent of us walked to school – now it’s less than half.

“We want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice."