Pitfour pupils mark one million journeys to school

Pitfour School pupils are delighted with their achievement
Pitfour School pupils are delighted with their achievement

Pitfour School pupils taking part in Living Streets’ Walk Once a Week (WoW) scheme, celebrated the millionth journey logged on the project’s Travel Tracker recently.

The whole school is currently taking part in the initiative and they have done so for the last three years.

Living Streets works in partnership with schools and local authorities across Scotland encouraging children and their parents to walk to school.

Pupils record their journeys on the touch screen Travel Tracker, which uses interactive whiteboard technology to enable teachers to see who has walked enough during the month to earn a collectable badge.

Pupils can gain points for walking, using scooters or taking their bikes.

Speaking about the achievement, teacher Lilian Fraser said: “It is quite exciting but it has taken a lot of work to reach one million.

“We have seen a difference in the number of pupils choosing to walk to school because of the Travel Tracker and it has been very positive.”

Chris Thompson, Project Coordinator for Living Streets’ Scotland said: “Walking to school builds some physical activity into a child’s day helping to keep them fit and healthy and reducing their risk of chronic conditions in the future.”