The Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge was initially a pilot scheme to encourage children to walk to school regularly.  Following its success in a number of Portsmouth schools, we continue to offer the initiative to other schools in the city who are taking part in a School Streets trial. 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

Schools taking part in a School Streets trial can currently take part in the challenge.

During the challenge, Stomper, the leader of the Pompey Monsters, encourages children to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot*) at least three times a week on their way to and from school. Children who take part will earn in-app challenge badges, plus there’s a unique, collectible, Pompey Monster keyring for children to pick up from their school at the end of every week.  Our keyrings are made from recycled tyres so they’re kind to the planet too.

* For a safe journey to school please remember that private e-scooters are illegal. It is illegal to ride a rental e-scooter with more than one person on it and they can only be rented by people over 18 who hold at least a provisional licence.



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.

How can I find out more about a School Street for my child's school?

If you are interested in finding out more about School Streets or would like to enquire about a School Street for your school please email Please allow five working days for a response.