WOW! We are walking to our Lady's02/03/17
WOW! Pupils from Our Lady’s Primary school were celebrating World Book Day by competing in the Walk of Fame national challenge.
Our Lady’s participates in WOW – Living Streets’ year-round walk challenge, where pupils who walk to school at least once a week are rewarded with a monthly badge.
All WOW participating schools were encouraging pupils to make their journey to school on World Book Day (March 2) more active in order to top the walk of fame national leader board and win some amazing walking themed books.
The winner of the prize will be the school that have logged the most active trips from all schools participating in the Walk of Fame.
World Book Day saw pupils dressed as their favourite characters where Strider, the Street Lights Walk to School Mascot, joined the pupils on their walk to school.
Children and Families Convener Stewart Hunter said: “It’s fantastic that as part of the celebrations for World Book Day pupils will be taking part in this competition dressed as their favourite characters.”
“The project encourages pupils to make active journeys to school using means of either walking, cycling, scooting or park and striding to get to school.
“Daily journeys are logged and pupils can monitor themselves against other schools on the interactive challenge.
“Through WOW – Living Streets’ year-round walk challenge we hope that this will help schools across the city become more active and ease congestion problems.”
This project is funded by Dundee City Council through Smarter Choices and Smarter Places.
Executive Director of Children and Families Service, Michael Wood, joined the celebrations as he spent time reading with the children of Our Lady’s Primary, to celebrate World Book Day.
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