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.  

Follow the link for lots of useful information about walking to school.

The challenge

Over seven 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 below.

Get in touch

if your school is interested in taking part in the next Pompey Monster Challenge, email

Stomp for Stamps

The Stomp for Stamps summer treasure hunt has now finished for 2019. If you took part we hope you enjoyed it!

We apologise for the delay with the Stomper toys. We are expecting these to be delivered after autumn half term. Thank you for your patience. 

Stomper is really excited! He's noticed that lots of children have been stomping (walking, cycling and scooting) to school, which is brilliant. Stomping keeps us strong and healthy and helps to keep our air clean and safer to breathe.

But what can you do when you're not at school?

Be a brave explorer and keep stomping!  To help you do this Stomper has created a stomptastic treasure hunt for you - perfect for the school summer holidays.

How can I take part?

Portsmouth has been split into six areas to explore and Stomper has hidden six stamps in each area. Your mission is to scour the island, find the stamps and unlock Stomper's hidden treasure, a limited-edition, cuddly Stomper!

Simply collect a stamp book from any library or from the reception desk at the Civic Offices and you can start stomping. The books contain maps to guide you to the stamp locations. You only need to complete three areas to claim your treasure.

You can find all the information you need, plus some FAQs here

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