Walk Once a Week (WoW) photography competition

The two winning photographs from the Walk Once a Week photography contest

Schools Go Smarter and Living Streets teamed up to launch a photography competition for all Tyne and Wear primary schools participating in the Walk Once a Week (WoW) programme.

Pupils were asked to take a picture of something they see on their walk to school which they wouldn't have seen sitting in the car. The children were also asked to write a short statement to accompany their photograph.

After looking through the entries received, two photos stood out and were deemed the joint winners. The two winners received a bag filled with Schools Go Smarter and Living Streets goodies together with  a canvas print of their photo. 

The two winning entries are shown above and are by Winter McTimmins aged 6, Stocksfield Avenue Primary School (left), Newcastle and Elliott Pugh, St Marys RC Primary School, Sunderland (right).

Winter wrote, ‘’I like walking to school because I can see flowers. Sometimes I can see my neighbour Viv too. If I went in the car, I would not be able to smell the flowers. I wouldn’t get that much exercise as well’’.

Elliott wrote, ‘’I like walking to school because I can see the smiley face in the ground. I like racing with daddy, being in the fresh air, feeling the sun on my face and chatting with my mam and dad’’.

Congratulations to Winter and Elliott for their wonderful photographs, and for sharing what they like to see on their walk to school.