North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, marked the start of Walk to School Week today (Monday 5 October) with Broadway Day Care.
Children at Broadway Day Care, one of the local nurseries taking part in Walk to School Week, were joined by road safety officers at ENGIE and construction workers from PBS Construction, carrying out the nearby Little Coates Road / Cambridge Road junction improvements, for a road and construction safety talk.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “It is great to see so many local schools and nurseries taking part in Walk to School Week this year.
“The children at Broadway Day Care have had a keen interest in our nearby junction improvements so I’m glad that to mark the start of the week, we have been able to facilitate a visit from the contractor and ENGIE to meet the team and learn about key construction safety rules. This is also being supported by road safety officers who will also provide the children with some road safety advice too.
“If your child’s school or nursery is taking part in Walk to School Week, I would urge you to consider walking, cycling or scooting to school during the week and reap the health and sustainable benefits it will bring.”
Jennifer Jermaine, Nursery Manager at Broadway Day Care, said: “At Broadway Day Care we’re passionate about providing opportunities for children to experience real life jobs, meet the people in these jobs and aim to inspire children from a young age with real life examples.
“I’m excited to have teamed up with the Council and ENGIE to mark the start of Walk to School Week and look forward to seeing our community taking part.”
The council and ENGIE are also offering £1,000 worth of vouchers for the school or nursery with the highest percentage of pupils travelling sustainably during the week, as well as £250 worth of vouchers for the school or nursery that comes second and third.
Please note, pupils should not gather or walk in groups of more than six people and should maintain social distancing with others.
More information about Walk to School Week is available at www.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-to-school.