14 May 2021
Today was Walk Safely to School Day. We met at the Salvation Army Citadel to walk safely to school. It was a great turn out and a lovely way to start the day.
The objectives of WSTSD are:
-To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
-To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
-To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
-To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
-To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
-To promote the use of Public Transport.
-To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
-To reduce the level of traffic congestion.