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It’s cool to walk to school

The Active School Travel Champion winners (minus Newcastleton PS pupils who could not make the presentation)

The Active School Travel Champion winners (minus Newcastleton PS pupils who could not make the presentation)

Pupils in the Borders have been showing everyone the way forward by promoting ‘active school travel’.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC) hosted its annual Active School Travel Awards at council headquarters in Newtown St Boswells.The awards were presented to the ten schools with the highest percentage of pupils in their area who walk, cycle, scooter or ‘park and stride’ to school.

Pupils and staff work closely throughout the year with local integrated police officers and SBC’s Safer Routes to School team, promoting different forms of active travel and highlighting road safety concerns.

The awards were presented to the pupils by Councillor Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member of Roads and Infrastructure. He said “I would like to congratulate the children on their efforts throughout the year. By looking closely at how they travel, pupils can help to improve their health and road safety, as well as protect the local environment.

“This is the second annual awards and I’m pleased to see it becoming a regular fixture in the calendar.”

Coldstream and Cockburnspath primary schools were among the award winners.

 

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