Sheffield pupils' healthy habits land them a silver award

Pupils at Holt House Infant School on their celebratory walk
Pupils at Holt House Infant School on their celebratory walk
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A Sheffield primary school has proved it is top of the class when it comes to sustainable travel.

Holt House Infant School, on Bannerdale Road, has achieved a silver Modeshift STARS award, a national initiative which encourages safe and sustainable travel for pupils and parents.

Youngsters from Holt House Infant School watch Herbert perform

Youngsters from Holt House Infant School watch Herbert perform

It is the first school in the city to achieve the award and to celebrate pupils took part in a special walking event.

Headteacher Helen Haynes said: "To achieve silver is a fantastic achievement and Holt House are the first in Sheffield to do so.

"Herbert, a performer from Sheffield’s Green Top Circus greeted children and families showing off their circus skills at Carterknowle Junior School and everyone walked to Holt House Infant School together.

"The prestigious silver Modeshift STAR Award was presented to the chair of governors at the Bears Class assembly for their parents.

"Herbert entertained the children as part of the assembly to celebrate the award and was absolutely fantastic."

Sheffield Council works with schools to encourage children to walk, scoot and cycle to school, to stay healthy, reduce parking pressures and improve air quality.

Holt House Infant School has also taken up regular road safety education lessons thanks to the council’s road safety department.