Pupils at Gretton Primary School in Winchcombe are shining brightly after receiving a donation of hi-vis bag tags to celebrate Walk to School Month last month.
A total of 90 bag tags were donated to cover all students at the primary school, which is just one and a half miles away from our Merret Place development, ensuring they can be easily seen on their routes to and from school.
Walk to School month takes place in October each year and encourages students and their parents to ditch the vehicles and enjoy the journey to school on foot.
According to figures from the 2022 National Travel Survey1, 43% of children aged between five and 16 walked or cycled to school, a decrease from the 47% in 2020.
The government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy features a target to increase the percentage of children that usually walk to school to 55% in 2025.
Adam Sallis, head teacher at Gretton Primary School said: “We would like to thank Bromford for the donation of hi-vis bag tags to all of our pupils. The children were so excited to receive their new bag tags and to be celebrating Walk to School Week.
“This is a great way to inspire our pupils to walk or cycle to and from school, whilst ensuring they are seen and safe during these dark nights.”
Catherine Jarrett, director of sales and marketing at Bromford added: “We are delighted to have donated these hi-vis bag tags to all students at Gretton Primary School.
“We want to ensure the pupils in our local communities remain visible and safe now the dark nights have arrived, whilst enjoying their walks to and from school in celebration of Walk to School month.”