Pupils in North Lincolnshire have been getting snap happy on their walk to school

Living Streets and North Lincolnshire Council’s Health Improvement Team recently launched a photography competition for all North Lincolnshire schools participating in Living Streets' Walk Once a Week (WoW) scheme.

Pupils were asked to take a picture of something they see on their walk to school and write a short statement about their photo.

The pupils have been taking part in WoW since September 2015 and enjoying the benefits that walking has brought to their health and alertness at school. The photography competition gave them chance to celebrate the other bonuses of walking to school, such as seeing things they wouldn't see up close from the car window.    

After looking through the entries received, three photos stood out and were deemed the joint winners. The three winners all received a canvas print of their photo and a £20 high street shopping voucher.  

Congratulations to the three winners: Megan from Crowle Primary School, Daniel from Wrawby St Mary's CofE Primary School and James from Brigg Primary School.  



I like walking to school because I get to see all the nature and I get some exercise. I also like playing i spy with my dad!

Megan from Crowle Primary School

I like walking to school because I can spot a lot of interesting things on the way. I live not far from school, but even if I did, I would still walk as I enjoy it so much.

Daniel from Wrawby St Mary's CofE Primary School

I like to walk down the river to school every day because I see lots of different things, such as boats, canoes and fishermen, but best of all, the wildlife. I have seen squirrels, hedgehogs, ducks and swans. This time we saw the swan’s babies, and they had 8 of them.

James from Brigg Primary School
Winning photo number one - a bird sat in a plant pot
Winning photo two - montage of street signs, trees and dafodils
Winner number 3 - A swan with its babies on a lake