Pupils from Newton Solney C of E Infant School are joining with thousands of children across the UK to take part in International Walk to School Month, with help from local homebuilder David Wilson Homes North Midlands.
The school has teamed up with the developer, which has supported the campaign by donating 100 hi-visibility bag tags for every pupil to wear on their way to and from school during October, which is Walk to School Month, and throughout the rest of the year.
The equipment was recently donated to the school ahead of their autumn walk, where the pupils took a tour of the village of Newton Solney.
Heidi Elks, Headteacher at Newton Solney C of E Infant School, said: “We were delighted to receive the bag tag donation from David Wilson Homes. A number of our pupils walk to and from school so these will be a great addition to their journey.”
Walking to school benefits children and their parents by increasing exercise and saving money on fuel, and it can even increase social interaction with other families who choose to walk to school and prevent stress by not driving during the rush hour.
Chris Southgate, Managing Director for David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “Newton Solney C of E Infant School is close to our new development The Paddocks, so as families move into their new homes it is important for us to support International Walk to School Month and encourage families to stay safe while walking to and from school.
“By offering pupils a helping hand and donating hi-visibility bag tags they should be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as the dark nights draw in.”
To find out more about homes at The Paddocks, please visit https://www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/derbyshire/H659101-The-Paddocks/ or call the sales team on 0330 057 2222.