Students enjoy Hull’s first active travel festival

10.53 | 11 April 2022 |

More than 100 primary school students took part in Hull City Council’s first active travel festival, in a bid to encourage healthier lifestyles.

Schools including Bude Park Primary School participated in a host of educational activities which focused on three key active travel themes: health and wellbeing, the environment and road safety.

Among these were demos on how to look after their bikes.

Alongside the workshops, the year five students also took part in a range of active challenges including running, cycling and walking.

Schools were also encouraged to attend the event by walking, cycling or catching the bus – and were tasked with a three-point action plan to implement active and sustainable travel initiatives back in school.

Alex Sherwood, development manager of Hull Active Schools, said: “Our festival was full of excitement and interesting discussions, with over 150 children learning how to support their school to raise levels of active and sustainable travel.

“These children are our future road users and it’s vital we give them the knowledge and skills from an early age to support them to make healthy lifestyle choices.

“We already have plans to run this event in other locations across Hull to engage with more schools and young people.”

Miss Bels, Year 5 teacher at Bude Park Primary School, said: “The activities were varied and got the children to think about active travel in many ways, both in terms of the benefits to themselves and their area and their safety whilst traveling to and from school. 

“We are very excited to pass on the actions we chose to our school council and see them enacted later this year.”



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