Harold Hill pupils encouraged to walk and cycle to school

12:05 29 January 2014

Lloyd Scott shares some of his outfits with St Ursula’s Junior School Travel Ambassadors Brandon, Blessing, Olaolu and Isabella, all 10.

Lloyd Scott shares some of his outfits with St Ursula’s Junior School Travel Ambassadors Brandon, Blessing, Olaolu and Isabella, all 10.


Energetic youngsters have been taught the benefits of walking and cycling to school as part of a campaign to encourage exercise and reduce car reliance.

Marathon man Lloyd Scott, of Rainham, dropped by St Ursula’s Junior School in Straight Road, Harold Hill, to talk to children in a special assembly during Sustainable Travel Week.

The prolific fundraiser has been running marathons for 25 years, raising more than £5m, and is famous for donning unorthodox outfits whilst doing so.

He spoke about the benefits of exercise: “The message for the pupils at St Ursula’s was that if you have a positive attitude you can achieve your goals and that there are many different ways you can travel to reach those goals.”

During the week, the pupils took part in a range of activities.

Year 5 and 6 pupils learnt to cycle safely and a theatre group did a performance about the dangers of cycling and walking whilst wearing ear phones.

Headteacher Clare D’Netto said: “We have also been encouraging parents to park their car away from the school gates and walk those extra few metres.”

Cllr Barry Tebbutt, cabinet member for the environment, said: “Walking or cycling to school helps keep fit while reducing congestion and vehicle emissions which affect us all.”


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