Debra the Zebra met up with a group of schoolchildren who have been letting their feet do the talking this term.
The children from Fern Hill Primary School, like children from schools across the Royal Borough, have been exploring alternative ways of getting to school in support of the Council’s ongoing Walking to School campaign.
This term school children have been encouraged to walk to school under the ‘Let your feet do the talking’ initiative. Children at Fern Hill Primary School especially enjoyed the campaign and are fully aware of the importance of finding alternatives to the car as a means of getting to and from school.
Head teacher, Diana Brotherston, said; “The children here are really enthusiastic about joining in with the Walking to School campaign. We are now looking forward to launching our own Walking Buses at the school, which will help to improve the children’s health and fitness, whilst increasing the safety of our site by reducing the number of cars jostling for parking spaces”.
Fern Hill are one of a host of schools in the Borough currently looking to start new Walking Buses. Parents and children can make a powerful statement about the environment and neighbourhood they wish to live and grow up in by setting an example and by making a commitment to walking to school. A Walking Bus may also help parents who have other commitments on some mornings.
When Debra the Zebra met up with the children this week, she left them with a lasting reminder to thank them for their efforts this term – Zebra coloured wristbands bearing the legend: ‘Let your feet do the talking’.
For more information on Walking to School and Walking Buses, please call Sam Merison on 020 8547 5312.