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To celebrate International Walk to School Month, Clackmannanshire Council ran a creative competition for pupils across the county, with help from Living Streets Scotland. 

Children walking

Pupils at Sunnyside Primary School, Alloa celebrated winning a Clackmannanshire-wide creative competition to design an eye-catching WOW noticeboard.

Sunnyside Primary pupils successfully incorporated Strider, the Living Streets mascot - and lots of active travel and WOW information into their creation and were awarded a bumper hamper of active travel goodies, cycle maintenance sessions and a special visit from Strider and Clackmannanshire Council. 

WOW rewards children who walk to school at least once a week with collectable badges. It has been shown to increase walking rates and reduce the number of cars around the school gates – helping reduce congestion and air pollution whilst ensuring children are more active.

Children celebrate win

This celebration is a fantastic way to mark the end of a month of moving more. Even though International Walk to School Month is drawing to a close, we hope pupils continue taking to two feet and enjoying the many benefits walking brings.

Donna Cromb, Schools Associate, Living Streets Scotland

Clackmannanshire Council recently celebrated the implementation of the first school exclusion zone at Clackmannan Primary and are committed in their aim to promote active travel in Clackmannanshire. All of the county's schools will soon take part in WOW - our year-round walk to school challenge. 

I am absolutely delighted that we will soon have all Clackmannanshire Schools participating in WOW and we wanted to celebrate and reward them for their success. Schools have seen some huge benefits in increased active travel and the resulting reduction of school gate congestion.

Carlyn Fraser, Clackmannanshire Council