Home firm’s bright move for children
Monday 30th October 2017 @ 09:52 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

Families in Tameside are being encouraged to leave their car keys at home and walk to school as part of International Walk to School Month.

Taylor Wimpey Manchester has donated 50 high-visibility snap wristbands to pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Ashton to keep youngsters safe on the streets now that the days are getting shorter.

International Walk to School Month aims to reduce the number of cars on our roads.

The event has been organised by the charity Living Streets, which aims to help the country become a nation of walkers.

Living Streets has said that in the 1970s, 70 per cent of primary school children walked to school, but the number has now dropped to 48 per cent.

Chloe Dunn, of Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “We’re proud to be supporting this worthy cause again this year.

“Walking is a great way to keep children active and we hope our wristbands will add some fun to the journey while keeping them safe on the way.”

St Peter’s Primary School’s head teacher John Wilson has said he is grateful for the support.

“We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for thinking of us and supporting child road safety. This campaign will help raise the profile of the initiative among pupils and parents alike.”

The firm has also donated the high visibility snap wristbands to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Ashton as well.

For more information on how to get involved in International Walk to School Month check out www.livingstreets.org.uk.

 

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Be seen: Pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Ashton show off their wristbands