Hopping on the bike to school pays off for award winners

Several Doncaster schools received Sustrans bronze  awards at Mansion House from Deputy Civic Mayor Cllr Eva Hughes

Several Doncaster schools received Sustrans bronze awards at Mansion House from Deputy Civic Mayor Cllr Eva Hughes

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ELEVEN schools have been presented with a bronze Sustrans School Mark award for encouraging children to bike it to school.

The Doncaster Healthy Schools event at the Mansion House also celebrated the schools’ outstanding work and commitment to healthier living and learning.

Deputy Civic Mayor Eva Hughes congratulated children, parents and teachers for their efforts in increasing pupils’ cycling levels. Since Sustrans began working with the schools in 2009, the number of pupils regularly cycling to school has quadrupled.

Sustrans Bike IT officer Tom Collister has organised various events and classroom-based activities to give the children the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to cycle safely.

Primary schools awarded with the Sustrans School Mark were Bawtry Mayflower, Carcroft, Hayfield Lane, Hexthorpe, Longtoft, Owston Park, Richmond Hill, Sandringham, Sunnyfields, Thorne Brooke and Willow.

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