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Pupil power earns regional award for Exning Primary School

Pupils and staff at Exning Primary School have been celebrating after winning a regional title for promoting walking or cycling to school.

The Regional Modeshift STARS award for Suffolk marked the school’s efforts to increase sustainable and active travel to and from school which improved the health and well-being of children, staff and parents.

Ten-year-old Brooke Wheaton and Amelia Dobson, 11, both Year 6 pupils, went to London with the school’s Travel Plan Champion Liz Kent to the award ceremony where they were presented with the trophy.

Exming primary school award (22890248)
Exming primary school award (22890248)

Head teacher James Clark said Mrs Kent and junior road safety officers had highlighted the importance of road safety, anti-idling and sustainable travel to the whole school community by leading assemblies, making posters and liaising with local police.

“Their hard work has resulted in us winning this award at the celebration event in London and we are very proud indeed of their achievement,” said Mr Clark.

Mark Ash, of Suffolk County Council, said “Modeshift Stars are an ideal way for the school and local community to join forces and reduce the impact of the school run, even if it’s just for a few days each week.”

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