St Lawrence Primary walk away with Walk to School Week

18 Oct 2013 @ 2.20 pm
| News

Issued by City of York Council

St Lawrence Primary School passed Walk to School week with flying colours with 100 percent of pupils walking, scooting or cycling to school. This achievement has netted the school the 10th anniversary Jack Archer trophy and £400 to spend on sports equipment.

Copmanthorpe and Dringhouses came second and third respectively. They were only separated by 0.12 percent. Copmanthorpe will receive £200 to spend on sports equipment for the school and Dringhouses will receive hi-viz jackets for a class.

Dunnington Primary School are the new owners of a Scooter Pod after they came first place in Scoot to School Wednesday, which saw 55 percent of pupils scoot to school. St Lawrence’s Primary School came a close second with 52 percent of children scooting to school.

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “The numbers of students taking part in Walk to School week have been staggering. I hope that throughout the week they have enjoyed the benefits that walking, scooting or cycling brings and that they carry on doing so where possible.

“Walking to school has many benefits, helping both the environment and health. Children who walk to school are proven to be more alert in lessons, parents too at work. A 15 minute walk will provide a child with a quarter of the 60 minutes of recommended daily exercise.”

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