Hang a banner at the school to promote the event or ask children to carry it while they walk. This can also make a nice photograph opportunity for media.
In order to provide the broadest compatibility and good print quality, the files are in the PDF file format and can be used with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. There are two designs shown at the bottom of this page, each with two links to two different sizes.
There are many local print and copy shops that can print signs, flyers and banners for your Walk to School event. If you are unsure about where to find a shop, use your local telephone directory or the internet.
Two common materials for banners are vinyl and paper. If you wish to reuse the banner, vinyl will last longer. The shop may also laminate your paper banner for a fee. An example of pricing would be $2 per square foot if your banner is below 24 inches wide and $3.50 per square foot if the banner is larger than 24 inches wide.
Shops can usually make the banner as long as is desired but may have a limit on width. Check with your shop for their suggested standard size.
Both black and white and color on both vinyl and paper banners are usually available but the price varies for the different options. For a paper banner the price of printing in black and white is usually less expensive than color. Vinyl prices are not likely to vary between color and black and white. Ask your print shop. Also, consider printing black on a light color piece of paper.
Dates have been left off the banner designs so that you can get them printed once and use them year after year. If you wish to add a date, both designs have a blank space left for one. Your print or copy shop can add whatever additional text you specify.
If desired, design and create a unique banner for your event. Walk to School logos are available for download and can be used without restriction on any non-commercial, not-for-profit materials.
There are many ways to use a banner in or around the school including: