Mayor Andy Street formally gave his support to us today at an event organised by Living Streets.
We all visited Glebefields Primary School to find out more about their Walking to School project.
Talking about the benefits of walking to school, Mayor Andy Street said: “It’s a good way to start the day…it keeps cars off the road, so better air quality”. He had a copy of our latest journal for schools and also commented: “The Conies Journal is a really great step forward in road safety for youngsters. There are very practical tips in this journal so I’d definitely recommend it.”
Fay Goodman, our founder, said: “What a fantastic morning, it was amazing to be with a group of people who care so passionately about children’s safety on their way to and from school. We’re grateful to all our supporters for their help. We’re currently delivering The Conies road safety journals to many local schools and hope to be able to print many more if we can find more businesses or donors to support our work.“
Living Streets are the UK charity for everyday walking. Their work closely overlaps with ours; educating and encouraging parents and children to be safe on the school run. A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half. Living Streets want to reverse this decline. They want children to be energised and empowered, and to make walking to school their natural choice. We completely agree with that aim.
You can see more about our morning in this video: