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SCHOOLS across East Cambridgeshire are to share in a £267,000 windfall designed to help pupils get to their classrooms in a safer and healthier way. The money will benefit 49 schools across the county as part of the Travel to School initiative announced b
SCHOOLS across East Cambridgeshire are to share in a £267,000 windfall designed to help pupils get to their classrooms in a safer and healthier way.
The money will benefit 49 schools across the county as part of the Travel to School initiative announced by the Government.
Soham's St Andrew's Primary School receives £5,885, Littleport Community Primary School receives £5,575 and Isleham Primary School will get £4,060.
Fordham Primary School is expecting to receive £4,855 and Burwell Village Primary School will be given £5,810 under the initiative.
The schools were each asked to submit a School Travel Plan which meets with Government criteria to benefit from the grant.
The plan promotes greener, sustainable travel such as walking and cycling and includes practical steps to improve safety on the journey to school, reduce congestion at peak times and decrease pollution.
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Members of Cambridgeshire County Council's Safer Routes to School Team worked with the schools to help them with their plans.
Now the money the schools receive can be spent on travel measures at their sites, such as bike shelters, parent waiting shelters or new paths on school land for cyclists and walkers.