Chippenham pupils add bling to their rides

This Is Wiltshire: Children at Queen’s Crescent Primary School took part in a ‘Bling Your School Journey Day’ Children at Queen’s Crescent Primary School took part in a ‘Bling Your School Journey Day’

Children and staff at Queen’s Crescent Primary School, Chippenham, took part in a ‘Bling Your School Journey Day’ where pupils were asked to decorate their bike, scooters and feet.

It was one of a series of events organised jointly by charity Sustrans and the school to promote active travel and celebrate two new road crossings nearby.

Children decorated their bikes in a variety of styles and objects with plenty of tinsel, balloons, cuddly toys and fairy lights. The most creative won prizes.

Miss Sarah Barker, the school’s Bike It Plus Champion said: “I’m delighted with the efforts the children made and the number who have taken part. It is a great way of encouraging pupils to travel to school in an active way.”

Jo Collett, Bike It Plus officer for Wiltshire, said: “Walking, scooting and cycling to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need every day to keep healthy, and research shows it helps them to learn better in the classroom.”

Sustrans works in Wiltshire thanks to funding from Wiltshire Council Public Health. Details at www.sustrans.org.uk

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