Pupils set to pass the baton for the Big WoW

Schools across all 33 London boroughs will be joining in a 2012 Olympic themed walking relay during October, as part of the Big Walk Once a Week (WoW) campaign.

School children will pass a baton around the capital anticlockwise, starting at Havering, until it reaches its final destination of Olympic host borough Greenwich.

Hackney’s part of the relay is due to take place on Tuesday 12 October. Schools will be walking from London Fields along the Regent’s Canal to Mile End Park Stadium, where they will handover to young people from Tower Hamlets.

The 1948 Olympic Torch also will be accompanying pupils on the walk, which will include a range of 2012 themed activities along the way.

The Big WoW is an annual celebration that encourages children to walk to school to help meet the recommended target of 60 minutes of exercise a day. It helps to raise awareness of Living Street’s Walk once a Week (WoW) campaign during International Walk to School Month in October.

Schools in Hackney can order copies of the Big WoW 2012 lesson plans for free, email: or call 020 8356 8469.

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