UK charity, Sustrans, has partnered with NHS Wiltshire and the Wiltshire Healthy Schools programme to encourage more children to get more physically active. This exciting new project in Wiltshire is all about getting children and young people active on the school run by walking, cycling or scooting.
Lucie Taylor is the Bike-It PLUS officer for Wiltshire and will be working with 12 schools in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Calne. The aim of the project is to increase levels of cycling, walking and scooting with a view to reducing congestion on routes to schools and also at the school gate. Over the next 12 months Lucie will be working closely with teachers, parents and pupils to provide them with the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to try alternative ways of travelling to school which will benefit their health.
To see the latest Bike-It newsletter (Spring 2013) click here.
If you would like to find out more and get your school involved contact Lucie at email@example.com
Sustrans works with over 1,000 schools across the UK to encourage children to cycle to school. Schools working with the charity typically see the number of children cycling at least double in the first year.