Success has been celebrated at Belmont Primary School after they are the first school in the Blackburn with Darwen Borough to have achieved 100% participation in an initiative named ‘Healthy Travel to School Week, co-ordinated by the Connecting East Lancashire Project.

Between 20th and 24th March 2017, 100% of children attending Belmont Primary School either walked, cycled or used a park and stride facility to get to and from school, promoting healthier modes of transport and positive road safety practices.  Every day, come rain or shine, parents, pupils and staff could be seen making the effort to enjoy the health and social benefits of the scheme.

Cheryl Sandford the Connecting East Lancashire’s Communities Co-ordinator, said:

“I have been co-ordinating Healthy Travel to School Initiatives with many Schools across Blackburn with Darwen Borough since 2008, however, Belmont Primary School is the first school to have every child either cycle or walk, even if it was part of the way to school during this promotional week, with more pupils now walking to school on a regular basis.  What has been achieved at Belmont Primary School is just fantastic and all staff, pupils and parents should be very proud of themselves, they are a great example of how working together can achieve great results”.

Belmont School

Picture: Councillor Colin Rigby, Cheryl Sandford and participating children from Belmont Primary School.


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