THOUSANDS of primary school children across west Cheshire have been taking part in the annual Walk to School Week.
The theme for Cheshire West and Chester Council schools this year was ‘Let your feet hit the street’ and pupils taking part received a leaflet and sticker.
Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for community and environment, said: “The Walk to School campaign is always hugely successful and the number of schools taking part grows steadily year on year.
“It spotlights the advantages for children and parents and carers if they walk to school and leave the car at home or if they live further away they can join the ‘park and stride’ scheme where the car is used part way and then the rest of the journey is completed on foot.
“Walking is not only good for the environment, especially with fewer cars outside school gates, but is great for children who are not only taking part in exercise but can meet friends on route, especially if they take part in ‘walking buses’.”