Darlington school to take part in walking bus event

Children walking to school
Image caption Walking to school is better for the environment and your health

Children from Darlington's High Coniscliffe CE Primary School will take part in a national "walking bus" event.

Over 100,000 pupils across the UK are expected to take part in the Giant Walking Bus on Wednesday.

The government initiative, in connection with national charity Brake, aims to highlight good road safety and the benefits of walking.

The route has various pick-up points, making sure as many students and parents can join in as possible.

David Lyonette, of Darlington council, said: "With its rural location, High Coniscliffe CE Primary pupils have further to travel to school and driving may be their only option.

"Organised walks to school like this one encourage parents to consider swapping at least part of their journey to school for a more sustainable method.

"Even walking this short distance to school and back will result in positive health benefits for parents and children as well as saving families money and being more environmentally friendly."

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