Taking healthy steps
SCHOOLCHILDREN, council officials and teachers were striding out last month.
It was International Walk to School Month and Corby Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Management Team encouraged parents and children to walk to school through a number of Park and Stride events in the borough.
The month of local events was part of a campaign supported by the UK walking charity, Living Streets. Approximately 40 countries worldwide take part in running awareness raising events to help ease traffic congestion near schools and make them safer during drop-off and pick-up times.
Local Park and Stride events were held at Oakley Vale Primary School, Weldon School, Corby Primary Academy and Gretton Primary School.
Corby Borough Council’s Rural Pride Officer, Suzanne Preston, said: “As well as addressing issues around parking and traffic at school times, we also hope to encourage this simple way for children to get regular physical activity. Some early morning walking can definitely improve mental alertness and our mood, getting our youngsters ready for their day at school.”
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Above, Mayor of Corby Peter McEwan and leader of Corby Borough Council Cllr Tom Beattie, join Corby Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens, local PCSO and teaching staff at Oakley Vale Primary School on a Walk and Stride event.