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Best foot forward as housebuilder supports Walk To School Month
PUPILS from Charles Darwin Community Primary School joined forces with thousands of children from across the UK and more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate International Walk to School Month.
Teaming up with local housebuilder David Wilson Homes North West, the primary school – located close to the Winnington Village development – encouraged pupils to reap the benefits of walking to school throughout October.
Despite the average distance of pupil’s primary school being just one mile, around 50 per cent of children do not walk to school regularly, with an enormous 41 per cent being driven.
Steve Jackson, sales director at David Wilson Homes North West, said:: “A large number of our new housing developments are located within close proximity to schools, and with families moving in it makes perfect sense for us to support International Walk to School Month.
“By offering pupils at Charles Darwin Community Primary School a helping hand through the donation of 50 hi-visibility tabards and 300 snap bands, the pupils will be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches and the dark nights draw in.”
Children are recommended to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, something that walking to school can help to provide.
Headteacher Adam Croft said: “We believe walking to school is important so try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to do so in a safe and sensible fashion.
“Walking to school not only benefits our pupils’ health but it also helps to reduce congestion outside the school gates. It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation from David Wilson Homes North West.”
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