THIS month pupils from Broughton Fields Primary School will be celebrating International Walk to School Month.
Teaming up with local housebuilder Barratt Homes, the school, located close to the Broughton Chase and Broughton Mews new homes developments, is encouraging the pupils to reap the benefits of walking to school throughout October.
Despite the average distance to a pupil’s primary school being one mile, around 50 per cent of children do not walk to school regularly, with an enormous 41 per cent driven in cars.
Andrew Swindell Managing Director for Barratt Homes, said: “Barratt is supporting the campaign for the third year running. A large number of our new homes developments are located within close proximity to schools, and as families move in, it makes perfect sense for Barratt Homes to support International Walk to School Month.
“By offering pupils at Broughton Fields Primary School a helping hand and donating hi-visibility wristbands to each pupil, the pupils will be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches and the dark nights draw in.”
Sue Payne, Head Teacher at Broughton Fields Primary School, said: “We believe walking to school is important and try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to walk to school in a safe and sensible fashion. It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation from Barratt Homes. Initiatives like this help to get the children excited about walking to school. By increasing physical activity every day, not only is it benefitting the pupils health, the pupils have the opportunity to burn off some energy before the school day begins and we can also reduce congestion outside the school gates.”
Barratt Homes’ Broughton Mews development on Haven Street in Broughton features a great range of two, four and five bedroom homes priced from £160,000 to £450,000.
Broughton Chase, on Newport Road in Broughton features a range of two bedroom homes priced from £149,995 to £162,000.
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