Pupils harness pedal power to get to school

Pupils, parents and staff took part in a two-week challenge to ditch the car and travel to school in a healthy and sustainable way.

As part of the Sustrans Big Pedal 2019, the whole school was challenged with travelling to school each day by cycling, walking or scooting over the fortnight from 25 March to 5 April.

The children also got into the spirit of the challenge by dressing up as their favourite comic crusader for Sustrans Superhero Day on 5 April. The day was a great way to involve all pupils in the Big Pedal even if they couldn’t cycle, walk or scoot to school each day.

Children with the most colourful costumes on the Superhero day received prizes such as bike lights, pencils, bags and caps.

Caterina Park, Principal of The Olive School, Hackney, said:

“It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling actively to school and is a simple way to boost their physical and mental health.

“The school looked transformed and so colourful during the Superhero day with costumes from Supergirl, Batman, Iron Man and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was great seeing all the vibrant and exciting costumes on the day.”

Added By: tetadmin | Date Added: 17th Apr 2019 | Posted In:

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