Turn your car school run into a lovely walk

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Ditch the car and turn the school run into a walk.

That’s the message from county council officials at the start of Walk to School Week.

It’s a national campaign by Living Streets, which aims to encourage people to choose walking as an alternative to using their car in an attempt to lower carbon emissions and live a greener, healthier lifestyle.

Paula Colburn, from the county council, said: “For many parents, the school run has become a daily chore, something that needs to be done twice a day as quickly as possible. But it needn’t be that way – the school run can be fun. It can be a time to enjoy with your children, talking about their day and exploring your surroundings, whilst also helping to reduce congestion, improve safety around the school and boost your fitness levels.”

For more information visitwww.livingstreets.org.uk/walk-with-us/walk-to-school

All schools in Lincolnshire can access free resources, including the Golden Boot Challenge and Steposaurus, at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/transport-and-roads/road-safety