A HUDDERSFIELD road safety charity is making a record-breaking bid to encourage children to walk to school.
The charity, Brake, wants schools to sign up for its Record Breaking Walking Bus attempt, which will be on June 15.
It is hoped that on that day, about 50,000 children across Britain will take part in a short, supervised walk near their schools.
Every child taking part will be asked to give £1 to Brake.
This will be the second time Brake has held such an attempt, in conjunction with event sponsors Asda supermarkets.
Last year, more than 10,000 pupils from 105 schools took part in the event and raised £24,000 for the charity's work.
This includes helping victims of road accidents, supporting bereaved relatives and promoting road safety.
The idea of the challenges is to encourage children to use "walking buses" to get to and from school.
This involves them walking in pairs along a safe route, supervised by adults.
Mary Williams, Brake's chief executive, said: "We want to reduce the shocking numbers of children killed and injured on our roads.
"Hopefully, this record-breaking experience will be one they remember all their lives and may help keep them safe," said Mrs Williams.
To help teachers set up a walking bus scheme, Brake and Asda are offering free resource packs.
People should send an email - with their name, name of school and phone number - to email@example.com
* In the past 20 years, the number of children travelling to school by car has doubled.
* The UK has one of the worst child pedestrian death rates in Europe.
* Road accidents are the second biggest killer of five to 14-year-olds. The first is cancer.
* In 2003, deaths of pedestrians aged eight to 19 went up by 26%.