Blackburn’s Casualty Reduction Team once again supported the recent national ‘Walk to School’ campaign.
The campaign began with School Travel Officer Cheryl Sandford (pictured left) delivering presentations about the benefits of walking to school to pupils at four local Blackburn schools.
The children were then provided with their very own ‘travel passports’ which are stamped every time they walk to school. To ensure that the campaign was accessible to all pupils a ’park and stride’ element was also introduced for those who need to travel by car, enabling them to walk the final part of the route to school.
The Walk to School Campaign is run by the charity Living Streets with funding from Department for Transport and the BIG Lottery fund. It asks parents, pupils and teachers to think about their journey to and from school and the many benefits of making it on foot.