Twenty five Harrogate district schools are set to take part in the final ‘Walk to School Day’ of the academic year tomorrow (Friday).

The event, which runs each half term, is organised by volunteer-led charity Zero Carbon Harrogate to take a stand against emissions from transport.

Schoolchildren are encouraged to walk, cycle, scoot or use public transport to get to school to reduce the community’s climate impact.

This current academic year has already seen 57 schools participate.

The schools signed up to take part tomorrow are:

  • Admiral Long Church of England Primary School
  • Aspin Park Academy
  • Bilton Grange Primary School
  • Birstwith Church of England Primary School
  • Coppice Valley Primary
  • Harrogate Grammar School
  • Highfield Pre & Prep School
  • Holy Trinity Church of England Infant & Junior School
  • Killinghall Church of England Primary School
  • Knaresborough, St John’s Church of England Primary School
  • New Park Primary Academy
  • Oatlands Infant School
  • Pannal Primary School
  • Richard Taylor Church of England Primary School
  • Ripley Endowed (Church of England) School
  • Scotton Lingerfield Primary School
  • Sharow Church of England Primary School
  • Spofforth Church of England VC Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Peter’s Church of England Primary School
  • St Robert’s Catholic Primary School
  • Tockwith Church of England Primary Academy
  • Western Primary School
  • Willow Tree Community Primary School

Harry Gator from Harrogate Town on Walk to School Day with Willow Tree Primary School.

Sarah Bissett, Event Coordinator for Zero Carbon Harrogate said:

We are continuously grateful to every young person, family and school who participates in Walk to School Day.

“The local young people’s ongoing dedication for this long-term initiative is heart-warming to witness as they recognise the multiple benefits for their health and the environment.

“The ultimate goal of running these events each half term is to encourage sustainable transportation choices on a daily basis. Suggesting inclusive, widely-achievable adaptations to our school journeys, such as ‘parking and striding’, is one way we believe we can reach this ambition.

“As a result, those who need to travel greater distances to their place of education can still make a tangible impact – every mile counts!”

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