Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
This autumn we’re urging families across the country to leave the car keys at home and make the journey to school on foot instead.
We’re once again supporting Walk to School Month, an annual initiative held in October that aims to promote healthy living. The initiative also aims to reduce levels of traffic and make roads safer for all.
With the evenings drawing in as the darker months approach, we handed over 400 high-visibility snap bands to Dunbar Primary School – Lochend Campus to help keep pupils safe on their way to and from school.
The donation forms part of our national scheme to supply more than 14,900 snap bands to schoolchildren all across the UK.
According to Living Streets, the charity behind the Walk to School campaign, 70% of youngsters made the journey to school on foot a generation ago, but now that number has more than halved. It is the organisation’s aim to reverse this downward trend.
Helen Gillanders, Head Teacher at Dunbar Primary School, says: “As well as promoting a healthy lifestyle to students, walking to school is also a huge help in reducing the volume of traffic outside school, thereby making the area safer for all.
“On behalf of Primary 1, 2 and 3, I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this donation and for their help in raising awareness of Walk to School Month among our pupils and their parents.”
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