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Wisbech Grammar School officially opens new park & scoot scheme with government-funded scooter pod





A new initiative aimed at encouraging more pupils to cycle or scoot to school has been launched by Wisbech Grammar School.

The school on North Brink has officially launched a park and scoot scheme following the official opening of a new scooter pod funded with a government grant.

The park and scoot scheme is designed to encourage pupils to adopt more sustainable modes of transport, reducing traffic congestion and contributing to a healthier environment. The newly installed scooter pod provides a secure and convenient place for pupils to store their scooters during the school day.

WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.
WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by the school’s road safety ambassadors, who played a significant role in advocating for this initiative. They, along with school officials, expressed their excitement about the potential impact of the scheme on the school community.

"We are incredibly proud to launch the Park & Scoot scheme," said Barney Rimmer, headmaster.

He added: "This initiative not only promotes healthier lifestyles but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability and road safety. We are grateful for the government funding that made the scooter pod possible and look forward to seeing our pupils take advantage of this new facility."

WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.
WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.

The park and scoot scheme is set to officially roll out across the school community in the coming weeks. Pupils and parents are encouraged to participate and contribute to the success of this sustainable travel initiative.

In addition to this exciting development, WGS (Prep School) is also proud to announce the approval of its application for the Good level Modeshift STARS accreditation. This prestigious recognition celebrates the school’s commitment to promoting sustainable travel within the school community and highlights our participation in the National School Travel Awards and our dedication to sustainable travel.

WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.
WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.
WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.
WGS officially opens new park & scoot Scheme with Government-funded scooter pod.

Wisbech Grammar School is currently the only independent school in the county to have received this award, with over 70 schools in Cambridgeshire submitting their travel plans this year.



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