Winner of Walk to School Fortnight award announced

Cale Green Primary School has won the ‘Golden Shoe Award’ for winning the Walk to School Fortnight Competition.

Winner of Walk to School Fortnight award announced

‘Walk to School Fortnight’ took place in October and asked primary schools across the borough to encourage their pupils to walk to school every day for two weeks.

Out of 26 schools that signed up to the challenge, Cale Green Primary School recorded the most number of walking journeys, followed by Cheadle Primary School and Moorfield Primary School.

David Marshall, Headteacher at Cale Green Primary School, said: “This competition plays an important part in encouraging our children and their families to walk, cycle or scoot to school every day. It is great to see that the Council places such importance in road safety and the well-being of Stockport’s children.”

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Well done to Cale Green Primary School for taking the extra step and having the most pupils walking to school in October. I’d also like to thank all schools that took part and worked with us to promote healthier lifestyles for children, parents and carers, as well as road safety and air quality around our schools.”

The Walk To School Fortnight’ is held every October as part of International Walk To School month. Walking benefits everyone, it’s healthy and helps reduce congestion and pollution around Schools.