Hoylake school pupils are scooting stars

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Pupils from Holy Trinity Primary School in Hoylake have been given a boost to get them to and from school quicker and more safely.

They are among children from 18 schools in Wirral that have taken part in the ‘Scooting Stars’ road safety programme.

They show pupils another alternative option to travel to school, whether that’s the whole journey or just for the last leg of it.

Targeted at children in reception and Key Stage 1, the council said: “The energetic sessions get children excited about travelling in healthier and more active ways by using a series of imaginative games to learn skills such as braking, control and balance, turn taking, team working and listening as well as how to respect others who may be using the pavements too”.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee at Wirral Council, said: “It is so important that from a young age, children are taught how to enjoy being healthy and safe and this includes active travel.

“We have long-offered cycle training and sessions where children can ‘bling their ride’ to make the journey to school more exciting – but by offering specific sessions where little ones can learn how to ride their scooters safely and respectfully – this will help to make sure our children are safe, happy and healthy no matter how they travel to school.”