'Events like this are a great way to capture everyone’s imagination' says headteacher
Children at All Saints Inter-Church Academy walked through the ages with time traveller and
storyteller, Baskerville Oldface as part of National Walk to School Week.
Pupils at the March school were this week joined by Baskerville Oldface who helped teach them about the benefits of walking, not only for their own health, but also for the environment.
The school, with a lot of help from their Junior Travel Ambassador team have been working with Cambridgeshire County Council's road safety education department, to increase the use of sustainable transport - like walking and cycling - on their daily journeys to school.
The children have been learning how travelling sustainably to school can help reduce congestion and pollution around the school - keeping the children happy, healthy and safer on their journey to school, as well as reducing the nuisance to local residents from too many cars on the school run.
Histrionics were invited to take part in All Saints event to make it really special for the children. Once at school Baskerville Oldface lead an interactive assembly of storytelling about sustainable travel across history involving pupils of all ages.
Mark Millinson, headteacher, said “Taking part in this special event has given our children an opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of travelling to school in a sustainable way. Walking, cycling and scooting are good exercise but can also help ease the congestion and pollution around the school each morning. Events like this are a great way to capture everyone’s imagination, and get people of all ages thinking about how we can all travel sustainably whenever possible.”