Children walk, ride and scoot to school

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Children at Seathorne Primary School, in Winthorpe, swapped the car for a scooter, cycle or their two feet to take part in Walk to School Week.

Walk to School Week is a national campaign by Living Streets which aims to encourage people to choose walking as an alternative to using their car in an attempt to lower carbon emissions and live a greener, healthier lifestyle.

Younger children collected stamps towards Steposaurus dinosaur stickers each time they walked or used a cycle or scooter to travel to school.

Nursery teacher and early years leader Donna Burry said: “We did a survey to see how many children mostly travelled by car and will do another to see if there has been an improvement.”

Access Lincoln senior project officer, Paula Colburn, said: “For many parents, the school run has become a daily chore, something that needs to be done twice a day as quickly as possible. But it needn’t be that way - the school run can be fun. It can be a time to enjoy with your children, talking about their day and exploring your surroundings, whilst also helping to reduce congestion, improve safety around the school and boost your fitness levels.”