By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Walk to School

I’ll be joining all the millions
     Who’ll be walking off to school.
No scooters, bikes or motor cars –
     That is the golden rule!

There’s no place for excuses
     From you parents or your child
And the sun is shining brightly
     And the weather’s nice and mild.

The exercise is good for me –
     I’ll exercise my feet.
I’ll have to make decisions
     When I want to cross the street:

Where is the safest place to cross
     To see in all directions?
It’s surely not the nearest point
     When making my selection.

Don’t cross the road on sharp bends
     Or near the tops of hills.
The knowledge that I’m gaining
     Gives me one of life’s best skills.

Don’t stand too near the road edge.
     Use your eyes and use your ears!
You mustn’t step upon that road
      Until you’re sure it’s clear.

As I make my way along the path
     I’ll think of all of you.
I hope your journey’s pleasant
     And you’ll feel much fitter too.


The walk to school’s from your home,
     On the path along your street,

Not from the car park near your school.
     Oh, I hope you’re not a cheat!

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