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Register for the Stomp to School Challenge

The Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge was initially a pilot scheme to encourage children to walk to school regularly.  Following its success in eleven Portsmouth schools, including most recently Penhale Infant School and Mayfield School, we continue to offer the initiative to other schools in the city. Stomping (walking, cycling or scooting) to school regularly improves fitness and helps to keep school gates clear of cars, increases safety and improves air quality. 

For lots of useful information about walking to school, visit our Road Safety for Children page.

The challenge

Over eight weeks, children need to stomp (walk, scoot or cycle) to school at least three times a week. Each week we will visit your school and all those who completed the challenge will be able to swap their stomp chart for a Pompey Monster keyring. There are eight different Pompey Monster keyrings to collect, including a limited edition glow in the dark keyring during half term.

Things to help

In the future, if you don't have time to walk all the way then why not Park and Stomp? Parking a short distance from the school and walking the rest of the way in helps children to stay active and keeps the school gates clear of cars. Maps for selected schools are available to download in the documents section.

Stomper's half-term surprise

If your child is a pupil at Portsdown Primary School or St Judes C of E Primary School and taking part in the current Stomp to School challenge, they can collect the rare Neon keyring from Stomper at one of our special library events.

Stomp to the library on Monday 17 February 2020:

  • Central Library, Guildhall Square 10am - 12pm
  • Cosham Library, Spur Road 1pm - 3pm

Please remember to bring your completed stomp chart so Stomper can reward you with the Neon keyring.