Immingham school strides ahead to win walking award.
STAFF and pupils at Coomb Briggs Primary School in Immingham have been awarded with a ‘Strider Award’ for their excellent efforts during the recent Walk to School Week.
To encourage families to walk during the week, the school set up a trail in the school grounds so that children, who had to be dropped off at school by their parents, could still take part and enjoy a walk before class time.
All 177 pupils and dozens of parents and grandparents took part during the week and were consequently received the award from North East Lincolnshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places for their creativity and effort.
Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, said: “It was nice to see that thought was given to pupils who, for one reason or another, don’t have the opportunity to walk to school. A brisk walk in the morning can set children up for a productive day at school, so congratulations to the school, teachers, parents, grandparents and of course children.”
Lesley Jamieson, sustainable school travel assistant, who helped organise Walk to School Week, said: “It’s great that so many staff and pupils really got into the spirit of Walk to School Week right across North East Lincolnshire and particular congratulations go to everyone at Coomb Briggs for their fabulous efforts.”
If you and your school would like to be involved in the next Walk to School Week in October (22 – 26), which is also part of International Walk to School month, contact Lesley on (01472) 324477.
In addition, Coomb Briggs Primary School has also been nominated for the Best Walking Initiative as part of the Modeshift Awards 2012. This award recognises excellence and innovation in sustainable school travel. We will find out this September if they have been shortlisted for the top prize.