Today marks the 90th anniversary of the National Walking Month campaign, with the aim being to get as many people walking as possible. With dedicated programmes specifically targeting school children and the elderly to be up on their feet and staying active.
Living Streets (the charity behind the campaign) have put more of an emphasis on enticing more followers though a social media campaign during the build up to May.
The #nine90 social media initiative encourages both young and old people to get up and walk.
And they have the backing from a number of high profile celebrities, most notably Kate Humble – presenter of the BBC’s award-winning show Country File.
We turned to Leeds Trinity University Students to seek local thoughts on the National Walking Month scheme. And with such a big emphasis being shone on young children getting involved, seeing that the next generation of teachers was enlightening.
National Walking Month
E-mail leedsgroup@Livingstreets.org.uk to get involved with the campaign and starting walking.
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