Laughton: Children have a wheelie good time as they bike to school

Pupils at Laughton Junior and Infant School took part in bike it to school week.
Pupils at Laughton Junior and Infant School took part in bike it to school week.
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Children and parents at Laughton Junior and Infant School had a wheelie good time as they chose an alternative form of transport to arrive to class on time.

Enthusiastic pupils cycled to the school, on School Road, on the morning of Wednesday 8th October.

Pupils at Laughton Junior and Infant School took part in bike it to school week. Pictured are Jack Lowe, eight, and Callum Rayner, nine.

Pupils at Laughton Junior and Infant School took part in bike it to school week. Pictured are Jack Lowe, eight, and Callum Rayner, nine.

And as a reward, they received a free healthy breakfast and bike health check, organised by charity Sustrans.

Sustrans is working with schools in Dinnington to provide children with the skills necessary to allow them to take to two wheels for the journey to school on a regular basis.

Natalie Whelan from Sustrans, said: “Walking and cycling to school is a great way for our children to get the exercise they need everyday to keep healthy, and research shows it allows them to become better students in the classroom.”

“And let’s not forget it is fun too.”

Sustrans’ work with schools helps to get thousands of children cycling and walking. Around a quarter of children cycle regularly to the schools they work with.

Their work in the area is funded by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.

Visit www.sustrans.org.uk for more information.