At Windmill Hill Academy, they encourage families throughout the year to walk to and from school, even if it is part of their journey.

Not only does it encourage pupils to be more active and supports their wellbeing, it also helps to look after the planet and minimise traffic and parking in the local area.

They set a challenge on the week beginning the May 15, as it was national ‘Walk to School’ week, of walking all/part of their journey each day. The School Forum Pupil Parliament group monitored the class averages throughout the week and Year 5 were the class with the overall highest percentage for the week. They were awarded with extra playtime!

The overall percentage for the whole school was 49%.

Mrs Bassett, head of school, added: “It is so good to see so many families walking during this week but let’s try and keep up these good habits and see if we can increase this percentage!”

The school also held a poster competition during the week. They were all fantastic so it was a challenging judging session completed by the School’s Pupil Parliament School Forum group.

The winners were: KS1 - Lloyd (YF); KS2 - Isla (Y5).

A spokesperson added: “Well done to both of the worthy winners. They were awarded with their prizes by the School Forum Pupil Parliament Lead Pupils.

“Look out in the local community as you may see their posters appearing!”