Register for the Stomp to School Challenge before 22 January

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.

Sign up to the January 2020 Pompey Monster Challenge

If your child is a pupil at Portsdown Primary School or St Judes C of E Primary School and would like to take part in the Stomp to School Challenge 2020, you will need to register them before 22 January. Once your child has registered they can collect a free pack from school with everything they need to take part, including a pedometer to count their steps. From Monday 27 January to Friday 13 March 2020 we challenge your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school at least three times a week. If they can’t walk the whole way, you could park a short distance from the school and walk the rest.

Sign-up for the challenge