Pupils walk to school as part of Portsmouth council challenge

PUPILS have been walking to school as part of a seven-week challenge.

Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 6:00 am
12/1/18

For Stand Alone

Millions of pets face an Unhappy Blue Year, says PDSA

Forget Blue Monday  millions of pets face a Blue Year unless their owners take steps to end their stress, obesity and loneliness, according to leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA.

The warning comes on Monday 15 January  hallmarked as Blue Monday  where short,  dark days, empty pockets and dwindling New Years resolutions all add up to create the most melancholic day of the year. But PDSA is urging pet owners to spare a thought for the pets who face another year of loneliness and boredom going far beyond the joyless January blues.

Pictured : Andra Petrov with her beagle, Elvis

Picture : Habibur Rahman PPP-181201-152058001
12/1/18 For Stand Alone Millions of pets face an Unhappy Blue Year, says PDSA Forget Blue Monday  millions of pets face a Blue Year unless their owners take steps to end their stress, obesity and loneliness, according to leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA. The warning comes on Monday 15 January  hallmarked as Blue Monday  where short, dark days, empty pockets and dwindling New Years resolutions all add up to create the most melancholic day of the year. But PDSA is urging pet owners to spare a thought for the pets who face another year of loneliness and boredom going far beyond the joyless January blues. Pictured : Andra Petrov with her beagle, Elvis Picture : Habibur Rahman PPP-181201-152058001

Portsmouth City Council has been encouraging schools to do their Pompey Monster Walk to School Challenge.

The scheme encourages pupils to walk to school at least three times a week and in return they receive road safety-themed keyrings, a pack and a ‘stomp-ometer’ to help them count and record their steps.

Pupils at Langstone Infant School and Langstone Junior School are the first to take part in 2018.

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Langstone Infant School pupils with headteacher Victoria Page - from left: Sofia Gustafsson, Cayden Rivers, Shaquille Manneh, Rio Williams and Esme Alsop

Jane Bush, headteacher at Langstone Junior School, said: ‘We are really excited to be involved in this challenge.

‘It is our priority to keep children safe and this project teaches children about road safety while encouraging everyone to walk to school. The timing is great too as it fits in with our new year resolutions.’

Langstone Infant School pupils with headteacher Victoria Page - from left: Sofia Gustafsson, Cayden Rivers, Shaquille Manneh, Rio Williams and Esme Alsop