Pupils get geared up for walking scheme

Pupils from Whiteley Primary School have been donated high-visibility gear from David Wilson Homes in time for International Walk to School Month

Pupils from Whiteley Primary School have been donated high-visibility gear from David Wilson Homes in time for International Walk to School Month

From left, deputy head girl Sayeeda Nur, Head Girl, Genevieve Wilks, Justin Heath from The Haven, with deputy head girls Esther Pilling and Rosie Tredray

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PUPILS in Whiteley will be given a helping hand in their efforts to walk to and from school next month.

David Wilson Homes, the firm responsible for the development of new homes in Hambleside, Whiteley, is donating 50 high-visibility vests to Whiteley Primary School pupils in time for the start of International Walk to School Month. The firm is also giving the school high-visibility wristbands to hand out because they want students to be safe when they walk home in the dark.

Paul Crispin, managing director for David Wilson Homes Southern, said: ‘By offering pupils a helping hand and donating 50 hi-visibility vests to the school along with a hi-visibility wristband for each pupil, they will be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as winter approaches.’

Lesley Pennington, headteacher, said: ‘We believe walking to school is important and try to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to walk to school in a safe and sensible fashion.

‘It is great to see a developer support such a valuable initiative and we really appreciate the donation. By increasing physical activity every day, not only is it benefitting the pupils health, the pupils have the opportunity to burn off some energy before the school day begins.’

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