A GROUP of primary school children and their parents are putting their walking boots on and making the most of the sunshine to mark Walk to School Week.

Pupils at Snaresbrook Preparatory School in Woodford Road are making sure their parents leave their cars at home as part of the campaign, which runs from May 16 to May 20.

Launched in 1995, Walk to School Week is a national campaign to get school children active and thinking about road safety and the environment.

Nine-year-old Louis and his family have regularly cycled over four miles to get to school since he was six years old.

The Year 5 pupil said: “We always beat the early morning traffic and the weather at the moment is great for cycling too

“We want to keep doing it for at least a couple of days every week.”

Reception pupil Hal and his dad swapped the W14 bus for scooters yesterday morning, cycling just over a mile, while Year 4 pupil Vahin and his brother Sahvan cycled all the way through Wanstead and South Wooodford to get to class.

Vahin said: “It’s a wonderful way to start the day and reminds me of what a wonderful area I live in.”

Snaresbrook Prep deputy head teacher Ms Burgess said: "Walk To School Week is a fantastic way to get parents and children outdoors and to have some quality time together at the start of their day.

"A walk in the morning can be a great break in routine and helps ease traffic congestion in our local community. The children (and parents!) are beaming with positivity after their walk."

Are you taking part in Walk to School Week? Email your pictures to lara.keay@london.newsquest.co.uk.