Living Streets do a fantastic job in schools educating children on the benefits of walking to school but the School Route Audit they led clearly highlighted areas in which further investment needs to be made to achieve the government’s 55 per cent walking rate target among primary school age children
Living Streets’ Walk to School programme has recently delivered an average 23% increase in the number of primary school children walking at participating primary schools. From school route audits like this one, Living Streets will advise the local council on where improvements to local infrastructure would help increase walking numbers.
Teacher Tony Joy said: "Our Eco prefects have shown a huge commitment to this project, and shown a real desire to improve the routes to school for all members of our community. We have welcomed the support from Russell, Nic Dakin and the local police, and we hope that some improvement can happen to make the routes to school safer for all our students."
PCSO Julian Campbell and Councillor Susan Godfrey joined MP Nic Dakin and Living Streets’ Russell Cave on the walkabout.