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Dudley school pupils to put best foot forward

Primary school pupils from across Dudley borough are being encouraged to pound the pavements this week as part of National Walk to School Week.

Dudley Council is working with all borough primary schools to help raise awareness of the many benefits of walking to school during the week.

Thousands of children and parents are pledging to take part, with resource packs encouraging them to walk all or part of the way to school or by cycling going out to schools this week. Alan Lunt, deputy chief executive and strategic director for place, said:

"Walking to school is a brilliant way to get active and it’s also gives children a great opportunity to learn vital road safety skills.

"Teachers tell us that walking or cycling to school is positive for learning, with children arriving to school alert, and of course we all know the environmental benefits that come with selecting active travel.”

People who want to find out more about National Walk to School Week can visit livingstreets.org.uk.

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