Pupils promote green journeys with posters
CREATIVE youngsters at a city school did their bit to promote Peterborough’s campaign to become an Environment Capital in a recently held competition.
Children at William Law Church of England Primary School, in Twelvetree Avenue, Werrington, were challenged to design a poster to encourage fellow pupils to walk, cycle, or ride a scooter to school with a view to protecting the environment.
The competition was organised by Sustrans, a charity which works with families, communities, policymakers and partner organisations to help people choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys.
The winners were Zion SerinoJordan and Rocco Cipriano, both aged five, Archie Rogers and Morgan Page, both aged six, Max Gibson, aged eight, Jessica Moorfoot, aged nine, and Cody Wilkins and Ella-mae Blake, both aged 11.
As well as the competition, the youngsters also received a lesson on how to fix a puncture and how to check their bike is safe to use.
Teacher Alison Harrison said: “We are working with Sustrans to promote the health and environmental benefits of cycling, especially in an area like Werrington which has some good bike routes.”
The school intends to hold lessons to help pupils stay safe while cycling, as well as award a bronze, silver or gold medal according to how much they have been out and about on their bike. Maya Stratton-brook, from Sustrans, with Morgan Page and Archie Rogers and their winning posters.