Children step out for week
Thursday, 24th May 2001.
CHILDREN at a school in Haverhill are letting their feet do the talking.
Youngsters from Place Farm Primary School, in Camps Road, are giving their support to Walk to School Week, which started today.
Peter Fletcher, headteacher at the school, said: "Hopefully over 300 four to nine-year-olds will be walking to school all this week."
He added: "This is actually quite a serious issue for us as we do have problems with parking at the school.
"This is especially the case on Fridays as a lot of parking space, from Place Court down to the doctor's, is taken up by market traders. This then makes dropping off dangerous.
"We are trying to get the message across to those parents who don't actually need to use their cars that walking the children to school would be a much better option."
Mike Motteram, county road safety officer, said: "Over 22,000 children throughout the county will make the effort to walk to school at some time during the week and use educational materials provided by road safety officers.
"By leaving the car at home, parents and children can demonstrate their support for a cleaner, safer environment and learn more about safe behaviour as a pedestrian. Walking also provides excellent exercise."
CAPTION: Putting their best feet forward … children at Place Farm Primary School.
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