PUPILS from Thakeham Primary School recently took part in October’s International Walk to School Month with the support of local housebuilder Barratt Homes, the developer behind nearby Warren Grove on Robell Way. As we move towards the winter months with reduced daylight hours, Barratt Homes has donated 30 hi-vis vests to the school, in order to help keep pupils visible as they travel to school on foot.
International Walk to School Month is now an established global campaign, designed to encourage the idea of pupils walking to school rather than be driven by car. The idea is to reduce congestion on the roads and at the school gates, improve health and wellbeing and encourage sociability.
Lynnette St- Quintin, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Southern Counties said: “As a responsible housebuilder, we have been supporting this campaign for many years to ensure that pupils remain visible when walking to school. By donating hi-vis vests, we are encouraging children, parents and carers to walk, cycle or scoot to school, rather than the often-tempting option of hopping into the car. An easy way to improve fitness, the campaign also actively reduces traffic and congestion during drop-off and pick-up times.”
Mrs Samantha Norton, Headteacher at Thakeham Primary School, said: “On behalf of the school, I would like to thank Barratt Southern Counties for their kind donation of hi-vis vests, which will help our pupils to remain visible when making the active and eco-friendly choice to walk to school during October and beyond.”
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