Sheffield pupils cycle and scoot to school to win 10-day challenge

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Pupils across Sheffield are being encouraged to walk, cycle, skate or scoot to school as part of a 10-day challenge.

The event, which runs until October 17, gives both youngsters and staff the chance to win prizes for themselves, their class and their school.

Greenhill Primary won last year’s event with 95 per cent of pupils taking part, with a walking zone set up around the school earning them the top prize of a new £5,000 cycle and scooter storage facility.

Other prizes on offer include a visit from a theatre company or cycle stunt team and sports equipment vouchers.

The Schools 10 Day Active Travel Challenge is run by the city council’s road safety team and is aimed at primary pupils.

It is backed by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, and everyone completing the challenge receives a certificate and a special badge.

During the two weeks special activities and assemblies take place to keep staff and pupils motivated.

All the schools taking part receive a resource pack full of helpful hints and tips and free classroom wall charts and stickers for pupils to monitor their progress.

Parents are also being encouraged to get involved in the event.