Councillor Graham Morgan, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development and Governor at Malvern Primary School said:
“Cycling to school is fun and it’s a great way for children to exercise which makes a real difference to their fitness and encourages them to continue with a healthy lifestyle as they grow up. It is also increases their road safety awareness and skills.
If parents walk or cycle their children to school there will be less cars arriving at the school gate which makes the school a more pleasant and safer environment for everyone.”
- As part of Bike Week schools across Knowsley are encouraging parents to leave their cars at home and either walk or cycle their children to school
- A number of Knowsleys schools now have cycle parking thanks to funding from the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
- Malvern Primary School has installed new cycle sheds to encourage more children to cycle to school.
- As part of Bike Week, Year 5 children can enter a competition to win a mountain bike.
- Bike Mechanics Sessions will also take place
- Evelyn Primary School, Prescot is launching its new bi-travel week which combines walking and cycling to school.
- Pupils will be encouraged to walk to school with their parents or use the cycle parking at the school.