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Youngsters take the first steps to a greener life
11:40am Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
CHILDREN from Holy Family Catholic Primary School have been swapping their carbon footprints for actual footprints on the school run.
A walking bus has been launched at the school as part of The Co-operative’s Green Schools Revolution.
The school jhas joined a growing number of schools with Co-operative-supported walking buses, which aim to bring home the message of healthy living to schoolchildren as well as tackle climate change by reducing CO2 emissions and local road congestion.
The Co-operative has provided the school with high visibility safety bibs and snap bands, produced by UK social enterprise Brightkidz, for the children and adult volunteers to wear all year round.
Tricia Davies, from The Co-operative’s local area committee, said: “Walking to school is a really healthy way for children to start their day.
“It also cuts down on car journeys so is a great way for families to reduce their own carbon emissions and have a positive impact on local road congestion.
"Our commitment to walking buses is just one part of our Green Schools Revolution, a comprehensive education programme designed to bring environmental learning to life.
“The great thing with walking buses is that they not only help tackle the greatest environmental challenge we face, climate change, but also one of the great public health crises of our time, obesity.”
For information about the Green Schools Revolution visit www.greenschools.coop.