And over recent weeks, pupils at ten Thurrock schools have been receiving the message.
The sustainable transport show from Amelix was seen by pupils ranging from Year 6 to 10 who were treated to lights, music and quiz shows with a chance of winning prizes.
The show was lively and exciting with a presenter, dancers and included up-and-coming singer Luke Potter performing.
Throughout the hour-long show pupils were questioned and encouraged to remember sustainable and road safety facts and given examples of why sustainable transport is important.
The Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Yash Gupta was at Monday’s (28 January) final show at Hassenbrook in Stanford-le-Hope.
Every pupil who took part was given an evaluation form and asked to make a travel pledge for 2013.
One pupil from each school will have a chance to win an iPod or bicycle donated by Thurrock Council’s road safety team to encourage walking or cycling to school.
Mrs Barbara Hunter, Senior Pastoral Co-ordinator at Hassenbrook said, ‘ We always include road safety on our curriculum but the impact of such a lively delivery with active participation throughout can only enhance this important message. Students responded with enthusiasm and enjoyed the event enormously.
“Well done to Thurrock Council Road Safety for allowing schools in Thurrock the opportunity to experience the event and we thank The Mayor of Thurrock for taking time to visit our Academy.’