Book prize offer for Sidmoutn and Ottery 'walk to school' kids

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary who took part in a green challenge this week can scoop a �10 book prize.

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary who took part in a green challenge this week can scoop a �10 book prize.

Devon County Council (DCC) this week asked pupils to walk to school as part of a region-wide bid to help children learn the route, promote independence and improve safety.

A special competition to mark Walk to School Week, which ends today, has encouraged youngsters keep a log of their journeys to school, describing their local area and why they enjoy their walking.

Councillor Stuart Hughes, DCC cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: "There are so many benefits to walking, it reduces congestion, improves health and saves money. Hopefully the week will encourage some people to take up walking more regularly."


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Competition entries must be submitted by May 31 to the Sustainable School Travel Team, Lucombe House, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QW, or e-mailed to stplans@devon.gov.uk.

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