Pupils urged to step it out

James Coyle - Mossend & Holytown

James Coyle - Mossend & Holytown

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Children at local primary schools, and their parents, are being urged to step it out as part of International Walk to School Month.

North Lanarkshire Council is supporting the campaign, running throughout October, to encourage more children to enjoy the benefits of walking to school.

Junior road safety officers in schools will be talking to other pupils about the advantages of walking to school,

Council planning and transportation convener Councillor James Coyle said; “Over half of children don’t walk to school regularly with more and more being driven to school by car.

“It’s often easier for parents to do this on their way to work, but it means children are doing less physical activity and the streets around are schools are more congested.”