School's bike friendly launch

A CHEDDAR school has been given the green light for an eco-friendly travel plan. The Kings of Wessex School has been granted £10,870 for new safety barriers and cycle sheds at the school. The news comes after two years of work, which included a massive s

A CHEDDAR school has been given the green light for an eco-friendly travel plan.The Kings of Wessex School has been granted £10,870 for new safety barriers and cycle sheds at the school. The news comes after two years of work, which included a massive survey of parents, staff and students about how they travelled to school. As a result, the school put together a Green Travel Plan portfolio to present to Somerset County Council.As part of the campaign, members of the school council organised a Safe Routes to School conference, made a presentation to Cheddar Parish Council and made a map showing how every student travelled to school and how far their journey was.Deputy headteacher Barbara Marshall, who led the campaign, said: "It has been clear that the environment and sustainable transport are both issues dear to the hearts of the students. This grant will enable us to drastically improve our cycle storage facilities and thereby increase the number of students able to bike to school on a daily basis."The School Council will now be looking at ways to improve walking and cycling routes to the school.


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