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Sawbridgeworth pupils rise to the town council's travel challenge




Pupils at five schools – Fawbert and Barnard, Mandeville, Reedings, Spellbrook and High Wych – took part in the week-long Sawbridgeworth Travel Challenge.

They were given a passport as part of the project to promote and increase active travel to school, which is now in its fourth year.

Each day had a theme and a challenge for the children: Eco Monday – wear something green; Trainer Tuesday – wear trainers; Wacky Wednesday – wear something quirky; Fun Hat Thursday – put on a hat; Funky Footwear Friday – dress up feet. Saturday was the Sawbo Travel Challenge 'selfie walk'.

Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth.Town having a selfie walk for all local school children. This follows on from a walk to school initiative. Mayor Cllr John Burmicz gets a selfie with Buster the Dinosaur. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (18300710)
Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth.Town having a selfie walk for all local school children. This follows on from a walk to school initiative. Mayor Cllr John Burmicz gets a selfie with Buster the Dinosaur. .Pic: Vikki Lince. (18300710)

Buster, Hertfordshire County Council's dinosaur walking mascot, joined Mandeville pupils on the first day of the challenge to greet Hertford and Stortford MP Mark Prisk at the school.

Buster visited Spellbrook on the Thursday, when pupils who live too far from school to walk are encouraged to 'park and stride' the last part of their journey to school, supported by local police

The schools work with the town and county councils to get the best outcome for the whole community. There will be an awards ceremony on October 23 at the town council chamber in Sayesbury Manor, where representatives of the five schools will be presented with trophies by the mayor, Cllr John Burmicz.

The Active and Safer Travel Team works with schools across Hertfordshire on road safety and sustainable travel initiatives. To find out more, contact activeandsafertravel@hertfordshire.gov.uk



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