Active travel was the order of the day for the pupils and the families of St Margaret Clitherow Roman Catholic Primary School. The new Park and Stride Initiative had an amazing response with over 90 pupils taking part in the ‘Park and Stride’ walk from Fairlands Valley Showground in Stevenage to the School, along with Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland and local councillor Adam Mitchell.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "It was wonderful to see so many parents and children join the walk to school. Huge congratulations to the Governors and Staff for making this an amazing launch event. I was delighted to tour the school afterwards and am always impressed by the enthusiasm of the children."
Adam Mitchell, who is Hertfordshire County & Stevenage Borough Councillor for the area, said, “I am proud that my former primary school has worked so hard with local organisations to promote healthy travel to and from school in Broadwater.”
Buster the friendly Stepasauras, HCC’s walking mascot, and his new best friend, Borough Bear, the mascot for Stevenage Borough Football Club, who made a special guest appearance, came along to help. Carmela Puccio, Headteacher, commented, “I hope to see families continuing to use Fairlands Valley Showground in the future and enjoying the benefits that it can bring. Thank you to all those who supported us.”
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