Park and Stride launched at two schools in Stan­ground

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

PAR­ENTS of pupils at two schools in Stan­ground are be­ing en­cour­aged to Park and Stride their way to school as part of a new ini­tia­tive.

South­fields In­fant and Ju­nior schools are the first in the city to ben­e­fit from the scheme, launched by Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil’s Trav­el­choice team.

Par­ents are asked to park their ve­hi­cles at a car park in Glatton Drive, Stan­ground, and fin­ish their jour­ney to school on foot.

To get fam­i­lies in­volved, Trav­el­choice en­cour­aged the schools to run a poster com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a Park and Stride sign.

Year six pupil Katy Ash­down and her fam­ily de­signed the win­ning poster, which is now dis­played in the car park.

Teacher at South­fields Ju­nior School, Heather Daw­son said: “The use of our Park and Stride fa­cil­ity at Glatton Drive aims to re­duce the vol­ume of traf­fic and park­ing prob­lems at the school en­trance.

“It en­sures those fam­i­lies us­ing the car park can en­joy a calm, safe and so­cia­ble walk into school.”

Ni­cola Win­stone, the city coun­cil’s school travel of­fi­cer, said: “The scheme is a sim­ple so­lu­tion for fam­i­lies to re­duce their car­bon foot­print and get some ex­er­cise.”

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