PRIMARY pupils have been taking strides towards a safer and healthier school run as part of the 10 Day Active Travel Challenge.
Wickersley Northfield Primary School is one of a number of schools taking part in the event which kicked off on Monday (June 10).
Pupils are encouraged to walk, scoot, cycle or skate to school and in return, earn stickers that could lead to a prize.
The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) supports the challenge as part of its work to deliver education, training and publicity activity to promote road safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Manager Joanne Wehrle said: “As well as improving health and well-being, the active challenge will hopefully reduce congestion and parking problems around schools.
“We know that this is a big concern for schools across South Yorkshire and we continue to work with our partners to try and make the roads safer.
“We hope that families continue to make active choices, long after the 10-day challenge.”
Pupils will earn a sticker for each ‘active’ journey they make. The school with the most stickers by next Friday will win a prize.
SYSRP is a multi-agency team working to reduce the number of people killed or injured on the county’s roads.
For more information visit: http://www.sysrp.co.uk