Homebuilder brightens up pupils’ walk to school by donating hi-vis vests
The school has teamed up with the developer, which has supported the campaign by donating hi-visibility bags for pupils to wear on their way to and from school during October, which is Walk to School Month, and throughout the rest of the year.
Despite the average distance to a pupil’s primary school being one mile, more than half of school children do not walk to school regularly, with an enormous 52 per cent driven to school in cars or by other means (National Travel Survey 2016).
Will Gadsby, Assistant Head Teacher, said: “We think walking to school is important and encourage as many of our pupils as possible to walk to school safely. It is good to see a developer support such an important initiative and we really appreciate the donation of these vests from Barratt and David Wilson Homes.”
Walking to school benefits children and their parents by increasing exercise and saving money on fuel, and it can even increase social interaction with other families who choose to walk to school and prevent stress by not driving during the rush hour.
Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames, said: “Our development Kingsbrook is located near to Bierton CE Combined School, so as families move into their new homes it is important for us to support International Walk to School Month and encourage families to stay safe while walking to and from school.
“By offering pupils a helping hand and donating hi-visibility vests they should be encouraged to walk to school and can stay safe as the dark nights draw in.”
Barratt and David Wilson Homes are currently building homes at nearby development, Kingsbrook where there are two, three and four bedroom homes available for keen homebuyers to reserve, starting from £210,000.
To register an interest in any of the properties at Kingsbrook, please visit the on-site sales and information centre, open: Monday 12.30pm to 5.30pm and Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00am to 5.30pm.
For more information about any of Barratt and David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk, alternatively, call the sales line on 0333 355 8500 or 0333 355 8501.
For more information about how children in the UK travel to school, you can visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-travel-survey-2016