Posted: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Have you spotted a dinosaur or two in the area? Or lots of children walking to school?
All over Hertfordshire school children are on the march, enjoying and participating in National Walk to School Week supported by the Hertfordshire County Council Road Safety in Schools Team.
A record number of primary schools in Hertfordshire have signed up and children have walked or scooted to help mascots, Buster and Betsy the Dinosaurs, keep fit and active. All around the county, they have thrilled school children with surprise appearances.
This Walk to School Week, we spoke to Nicola to find out why she likes to walk to school with her two children.
Walking to school helps make, and keep, children healthier and happier and more ready to learn, it can also help reduce pollution and congestion outside schools. As well as walking and scooting, additional activities during the week have ranged from a funky dinosaur dress up day, finding out fun facts about dinosaurs and disco dancing.
Simon Brown from the Road Safety Partnership said: “So far the whole week has been a roaring success with children across Hertfordshire enjoying fresh air whatever the weather. With May being National Walking Month what better excuse for parents, teachers and children, in fact everyone, to pull on their walking shoes and get moving and get all the benefits of being active!”