Oct 23 2012

Harrow Council walking the walk this October

Schools across the borough have been encouraging pupils and parents to ditch the car and put their best foot forward by taking to their feet for Walk to School Month.

Harrow Council has offered school pupils around the borough the chance to be entertained and educated on road safety by a humorous play touring the borough’s schools. “Car-Less Talk”, a two man show by the MoMo Theatre, runs for 45 minutes and educates pupils on road safety and sustainable transport through comedy and drama.

International Walk to School Month is a month long awareness event held in October every year where schools across the world join forces to promote walking to school. The aim is to encourage fun events and activities to be run to raise awareness about walking to school. It gives children, parents, school teachers and community leaders an opportunity to be part of a global event as they celebrate the many benefits of walking. Walkers from around the world walk to school together for various reasons – all hoping to create communities that are safe places to walk.

Harrow Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and community safety, Councillor Phillip O’Dell, said: “Keeping Harrow clean, green and safe is a top priority here for us at Harrow Council, and encouraging people to walk, or use more sustainable methods of transport, is one way we can achieve this. Walk to School Month is the perfect opportunity to encourage pupils, parents and staff to choose a healthier, sustainable and more enjoyable means of school travel. Leaving the car at home and walking to school will help you offset your carbon footprint and will also improve your health.”

Source: Harrow Council

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