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JENNY GILRUTH MSP HIGHLIGHTS WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK

Publised date : 15 May 2017

MID FIFE & GLENROTHES MSP ENCOURAGES MORE KIDS TO STAY ACTIVE
 
Jenny Gilruth, MSP for Mid Fife & Glenrothes, is encouraging more kids in the constituency to stay active by taking part in Walk to School Week.

From Monday 15th to Friday 19th May, the Walk to School Week campaign from Living Streets is encouraging pupils to walk to their schools. As well as encouraging an active lifestyle for young people, the initiative aims to have a positive impact on traffic congestion and pollution by reducing the number of parents driving their children to school.

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“This week is a fantastic initiative to promote an active lifestyle among school pupils. Walking to school can make young people feel happier and healthier, as well as reducing traffic pollution and road congestion. It’s a small gesture that can have a big impact on our environment, our roads and our children.

“While recognising that for some young people it may not be practical to walk to school, I’d encourage more children to take part in this initiative. It may end on Friday, but I hope Walk to School Week encourages more pupils to walk to school all year round.

“Just be sure to wrap up for the weather!”

ENDS

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

Living Streets Walk to School Week 2017 runs from Monday 15th May to Friday 19th May.
For more information, please visit:

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/what-we-do/projects/walk-to-school-week

 

 

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