Get your skates on! That’s the message at Worsbrough Bank End and Hunningley Primary Schools, as pupils take part in the 10 Day Active Travel Challenge.
Run in conjunction with South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, the aim of the scheme is to help promote health and wellbeing, with pupils encouraged to try a healthier way of getting to school, including walking, cycling, skating and scooting.
Explained Primary Sports Co-ordinator Chris Wood, who helped organise the challenge in both schools:
“Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our pupils and families, encouraging everyone to be more active and getting the children ready to learn in the morning, whilst helping reduce congestion and parking problems.”
For the challenge, which runs from 15th to 26th October, each classroom at Worsbrough Bank End and Hunningley has been provided with its own wall chart to record pupil progress, with stickers presented to those children actively travelling to school and prizes awarded to those with 10 stickers or more.
Regionally focused, the challenge also sees both Hunningley and Bank End competing against other schools from across South Yorkshire for the opportunity to win a variety of exciting prizes, ranging from scooter/bike storage to visits to a stunt show.
Commenting on the Challenge, Nic Thorpe, Executive Headteacher at Hunningley and Worsbrough Bank End said:
“Sport and its importance towards a healthy lifestyle is already a key focus across our curriculum, so we are delighted to support this fantastic initiative, which also fits in perfectly with our commitment to provide our children with an education with character.”