Salford City Academy Students Launch Park & Stride

Cheryl Cain / Categories: News, General

Salford City Academy Students Launch Park & Stride

Pupils from Barton Moss Primary School and Salford City Academy were joined by special guests on 5th December at the launch of a new 'Park and Stride' scheme. It's part of a series of improvements to make the walk to school safer and more enjoyable.

The changes have come about after Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking worked with pupils from Barton Moss Primary School to assess the local streets to see what improvements could be made to make it easier for them to walk to school.

Pupils noted that some road signage needed replacing and zigzag lines needed repainting. A much safer route was discovered, starting at Roosters Rugby Club via an underpass to the estate where both schools are situated.

Living Streets worked with the schools, Salford City Council, ForHousing, and Salford City Roosters Rugby Club to act upon the pupils' recommendations. As well as the new road markings and signage, a new 'Park and Stride' scheme has been launched, which allows families from both schools to park at the Salford City Roosters Rugby Club and walk the rest of the way along a marked route - reducing the traffic, air pollution, and road danger around the school gates.

Pupils from Barton Moss Primary School and Salford City Academy were joined by guests including, Tracy Kelly, Deputy City Mayor, and Living Streets' mascot, Strider at the launch of the Park and Stride.

Mel Haselden, Principal at Salford City Academy, said:

“It was a pleasure to be involved in this initiative alongside others within our community, continuing to ensure a positive environment for our local area. Our students have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to help promote the new scheme and are excited to see their plans and efforts pay off.”

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