Healthy start for pupils

15.03 | 24 April 2009 |

Redcar & Cleveland’s sustainable transport team has encouraged children from across the borough to make a healthy start to the day by cycling to school.

The team circulated hundreds of posters and tickets to primary and secondary schools in advance of Bike To School Week (20-24 April).

Kevin Aherne, head teacher at Ings Farm Primary School, encouraged pupils to take up the challenge by rewarding those who cycled with a healthy breakfast.

He said: "Bike to School Week is a superb opportunity to highlight cycling as a viable alternative to the car. It promotes healthier lifestyles and reduces traffic congestion."

Each time a child cycled to school they received a ticket from their teacher for a free draw, with the top prize of a new bike and runners-up prizes of lights.

For further information contact Mike Hall.

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