Chris Thompson

Living Streets Scotland

Schools Programme Manager

Living Streets Scotland

Chris is the Living Streets’ Manager for the schools programme in Scotland. He leads the team delivering WOW – the year round walk to school challenge, which reaches primary school pupils across Scotland. Chris works with a wide range of stakeholders including the Scottish Government, Local Authority, schools and communities. He is an experienced project manager with strong skills in partnership working, change management, communications and contract management.

The schools project aims to influence behaviour around walking and increase the number of families, children and young people walking to school. Recent independent evaluation has shown an uplift of between 5-10% in active travel rates when Living Streets work with schools to support and promote WOW and parallel initiatives including Walk to School Week.

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