Junior School pupils take part in Golden Boot Challenge

Once again, throughout June this year, pupils at St George's Junior School took part in the Golden Boot Challenge, which is the biggest school travel competition in the country! 

The annual Golden Boot Challenge is designed to encourage children, parents and schools to choose sustainable alternatives to the car on journeys to and from school.

Classes from every year group have been winning points for each pupil who walks, uses the 'kiss and drop' at the Junior School, scoots or cycles to school. An important note is that you don't have to walk the entire journey to school. One option is to drive part of the journey and walk the last 10 minutes. This is known as 'Park 'n' Stride'. 

One of the pupils took this to the next level and decided to 'Boat 'n' Stride!' Parents have also arranged car shares. The aim of the challenge is that we will continue to use green methods of transport all year round. Early morning exercise is a very good way to stimulate the brain prior to a day at school and St George's would like to encourage this as much as possible.

At the end of Term, after tallying up all the points scored by each class, the winning class was announced. The Golden Boot trophy, awarded for achieving the highest change to green travel was...Year 2's Kingfishers. Well done to everyone in the class.

12 July 2017

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