December 9 2013 Latest news:
Friday, October 4, 2013
Theatre shows promoting walking, cycling and scooting to school will be staged in 25 Cambridgeshire schools over the next two weeks.
The shows Carless Talk for primary schools and The Man From the Council for secondary schools are being presented by Momo Theatre as part of International Walk to School Month.
The performances, which run from October 7-21, have been organised by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Road Safety Education team.
County Council Deputy Leader Councillor Mac McGuire said: “I think this is an excellent opportunity to promote the health and safety of young people as well as concern for the environment.
“Although many children do already walk, scoot or cycle to school, large numbers are still dropped at the school gates because parents and carers are concerned about safety.
“Encouraging active travel can help by enabling children to get to school under their own power in safety.
“This event demonstrates that there are fun and healthy ways for children to travel to school, which don’t cause congestion or pollution.”