Children put their best feet forward for world record attempt

Children at Barby Primary School, took part in a walking bus record attempt, on Wednesday 20th June.
Children at Barby Primary School, took part in a walking bus record attempt, on Wednesday 20th June.
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CHILDREN at a village primary school joined in a national attempt to beat the world record for walking to school.

A walking bus of Barby Primary School pupils worked its way through the village last week as part of the record attempt, led by road safety charity Brake.

Joanne Campbell, business manager at the school, said: “All our 86 children took part in the event.

“I don’t know if the record was broken as Brake is still working out the numbers.

“We were joined by Cllr Catherine Lomax and our village PCSO Kev Thompson who were there to independently verify the number taking part.

“The children also learnt about road safety and had a good time doing it.

“We’re a Healthy School and an Eco School too, so we would clearly prefer as many children as possible to walk.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have a footpath running all the way up to the school, and there’s no crossing on the main road, so it can be a bit dangerous for young children. We are talking to councils about what can be done though.”