Pupils and Teachers at St Gregory CEVC Primary School in Sudbury are the winners of the Keep Moving Suffolk Walk to School challenge and win £1,000 of play equipment for their school.
Almost 100 primary schools across Suffolk took part in the walking challenge during Walk to School week (16-20 May). Schools received a free pack of resources to use during the week, to encourage their pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school and were encouraged to share their stories with the Keep Moving Suffolk campaign via social media.
The resources included: a poster and daily reward stickers for each class, as well as an activity log for children to complete on their journeys to and from school and a printable certificate to recognise the achievements of children who walked to school.
Cllr Andrew Reid, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Public Protection, said: “Well done to pupils and staff at St Gregory CEVC Primary School, it’s great to see staff and pupils really engaging with the challenge, and I hope it has inspired children and their parents to continue to walk to school in the future.
“We are delighted to provide the new play equipment to the school and hope that this helps children to enjoy physical activity in a fun way during their school day. Thank you to all schools who took part in this year’s challenge.”
St Gregory Primary school has won £1,000 worth of play equipment, including Tennis balls, frisbees and skipping ropes, provided by The Way to Go Suffolk, Suffolk County Council’s Active Travel Team.
Daniel Woodrow, Headteacher, St Gregory CEVC Primary School, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this competition. The children and their families loved completing the activity books and walking to school was good for their physical fitness and their mental health, and it also helped the environment as well. Thank you to Keep Moving Suffolk and everyone involved for promoting such a healthy lifestyle and for making it so much fun too!”
More than 25,000 children across Suffolk took part in the Walk to school challenge.
Full list of equipment the school has won:
3 x Hydrocatch
3 x Ball Launchers
3 x Stompers
3 x Catchtail Balls
3 x Action Talk Ball and Kit Bags
6 x Springy Ball Games
9 x Swinging Loops
9 x Koosh Balls
12 x Foam Frisbees
12 x Reaction Balls
12 x Cheerleader Pom Poms
18 x Scoopers
18 x Catch a Cup
18 x Ankle Skips
18 x Vinyl Mini Balls
30 x Large Handle Skipping Rope
30 x Number Bean Bags
30 x Playbats
36 x Marble Playballs
36 x Coloured Tennis Balls
120 x Cones/Pole Holders
144 x Tennis Balls in a bag