Pupils pro­mote green jour­neys with posters

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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