Walking Crocodiles Scheme


We’re excited to have got some funding from TfL to empower local parents to set up and run their own school walking crocodiles.


What are school walking crocodiles?

Have a look at this short video to find out more.

A school walking crocodile (also known as walking bus) is simply a group of children walking to school with 2 or more adults. It’s lots of fun, great exercise, good for the environment and better for little lungs and brains!

And there’s something in it for parents too – joining a walking rota with other parents will give you some time back in your busy week. 

Perhaps you already enjoy walking to school with your child? That’s fine too – everyone is welcome to join in. 


The Walking Crocodiles Pilot

We’re currently piloting this project with two local primary schools. 

The parents at these schools are working together, with help from the Herne Hill Forum, to set up regular walking crocodiles for their children. 

We hope you’ll see lots of little legs walking to school soon. Watch this space!


Can I be involved?

Yes! We’re looking for volunteers to walk with our crocodiles once or twice a week. 

  • Can you commit to one or two mornings a week (between approx. 8.00 – 9.00 am)? 
  • Are you fun, responsible and keen to get involved in your community? 
  • Do you like being active or want a fun way to keep fit?

If so, please get in touch by emailing us at crocs.hernehill@gmail.com


How can my school be involved?

To ask about setting up a walking crocodile in your child’s school, please email us at crocs.hernehill@gmail.com