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PICTURES: Thrumster pupils' healthy trips to school 'a win-win for all'


By Alan Hendry

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Thrumster was ranked in the top 10 schools in its category during Walk to School Week 2022.
Thrumster was ranked in the top 10 schools in its category during Walk to School Week 2022.

Thrumster primary pupils have put their best foot forward to show the benefits of walking to and from school.

P1-7 youngsters have been taking part in Living Streets Scotland's Travel Tracker initiative since January. It is set up to encourage children and families to make healthy trips – and, if pupils are not able to walk, cycle, scoot or park and stride, there are opportunities for them to register healthy journeys in school too.

Principal teacher Lynsey Bremner explained: "At the end of each month, if they have registered enough healthy journeys to school, each child is rewarded with a badge, which is a different theme for each month and made out of recycled plastic – a win-win for all.

"In Walk to School Week [May 16-20], organised by Living Streets Scotland, Thrumster qualified as a top 10 school for Scotland in schools up to 250 pupils – a huge achievement, and we are extremely proud of them.

"We had a visit from the mascot Strider and the children were all absolutely thrilled."

Living Streets Scotland is part of the UK charity for everyday walking. Its aim is a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys.

Thrumster P1 pupils having fun with Strider, Living Streets' mascot.
Thrumster P1 pupils having fun with Strider, Living Streets' mascot.
Thrumster P2 pupils were thrilled to meet Living Streets' mascot Strider.
Thrumster P2 pupils were thrilled to meet Living Streets' mascot Strider.
One of the pupils from P3 with Strider at Thrumster Primary School.
One of the pupils from P3 with Strider at Thrumster Primary School.
Some of the Thrumster youngsters enjoying a walk in the sunshine with Strider.
Some of the Thrumster youngsters enjoying a walk in the sunshine with Strider.
Thrumster P4 children were delighted with Strider's visit.
Thrumster P4 children were delighted with Strider's visit.
P5 pupils showing Strider some of their play equipment.
P5 pupils showing Strider some of their play equipment.
Strider meets up with Thrumster P6 pupils.
Strider meets up with Thrumster P6 pupils.
P7 pupils with Strider during the mascot's visit to Thrumster.
P7 pupils with Strider during the mascot's visit to Thrumster.

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