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Spennymoor children take part in walk to school month project
PRIMARY school pupils are putting their best foot forward as they help to celebrate International Walk to School Month.
The youngsters at Rosa Street Primary School, Spennymoor, have teamed up with housebuilder Barratt North East on the scheme running in October.
The developer has donated high visibility wristbands and vests to the school to let youngsters use during the walk to school.
Headteacher Colin Craggs, said: “We believe walking to school is important and try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to do so in a safe and sensible fashion.
“It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation from Barratt Homes."
"It not only benefits their health but they also have the opportunity to burn off some energy before the school day begins and we can reduce congestion outside the school gates.”
Mike Roberts, managing director for Barratt North East, said: “We’re delighted to support the campaign.
“By donating 50 hi-visibility vests hi-visibility wristbands to the school, it will encourage pupils to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches and the dark nights draw in.”
Details about Walk to School Month can be found at www.iwalktoschool.org/.
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