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Walk to School Week

WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK – is a step in the right direction

It is national Walk to School Week and Bedford Borough Council is encouraging young people, and parents, to take part - so as to arrive at school happier and healthier as a result.

Lower schools from across the borough are taking part in the scheme which runs from Monday May 21 until Friday May 25.

The project encourages children and their parents to leave the car at home and set off by foot, or by bike. It is hoped this can show how easy it is to leave the car at home as well as promoting the health and environmental benefits.

Cllr David Sawyer, Portfolio Holder for Education at Bedford Borough Council, said: "The rain has stopped just in time for Walk to School Week! It’s already established that walking is key in fighting childhood obesity, and it can also be beneficial to children in other ways, such as helping them learn vital road safety skills and further develop their independence.

 

I’m pleased that so many local lower schools are taking part and hope that it’s a success in helping to encourage more children and parents to try walking, or cycling, to school going forward.”

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