15 SHOCKING SCHOOL RUN STATISTICS
3 words that can cause terror among normally sane and rational adults.
Finding school bags, PE kits, homework diaries, packed lunches and that damned shoe (how is it possible to lose a shoe EVERY SINGLE DAY?) is the routine millions of families follow around the country every single day.
IN A RECENT SURVEY:
SOUND FAMILIAR? WANT TO MAKE A CHANGE? HERE’S HOW…
WALKING OR SCOOTING TO SCHOOL EVEN 1 DAY A WEEK
IS A FUN WAY FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD TO GET SOME EXERCISE
Tell a child they will be scooting to school and suddenly, miraculously, school shoes are put on, school bags are found, teeth are brushed – it really is a modern day school run miracle.
CHILDREN WHO PERFORM SHORT BURSTS OF ACTIVITY, AMOUNTING TO AN HOUR A DAY SEE SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR ABILITY TO PAY ATTENTION, AVOID DISTRACTION AND SWITCH BETWEEN COGNITIVE TASKS.*
Scooting the school run is also great for you and is a form of low impact toning – your legs will love it!
It is also;
Helps agility, strength, stability and co-ordination
Suitable for all ages and sizes
IN FACT, IN A RECENT SURVEY BY BRIGHTON COLLEGE IT WAS PROVEN ADULT SCOOTING AT A STEADY PACE CAN BURN A WHOPPING 300 KCALS AN HOUR.
* According to research conducted by the University of Illinois in conjunction with FITKids 2013.
IF A TONED TUM, BUM AND MORNINGS OF CALM DON’T APPEAL TO YOU…
WHAT ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF SCOOTING ON YOUR POCKET?
Scooting or walking to school instead of driving means you won’t have to pray to the parking gods to find a space, gridlocked traffic in and around the school will be but a distant memory and the extra brownie points for doing something great for the environment should keep you glowing for hours.
HOW MUCH YOU WILL SAVE PER YEAR BY
SCOOTING TO SCHOOL IN TERM TIME?
Figures have been calculated on a total motoring cost (including insurance, depreciation, servicing and petrol) of 55.74p per mile (the average figure in 2012 according to the RAC) and making two round trips a day.