Mickley pupils see gold for their green travel

26 Apr 2017

Northumberland school pupils are seeing stars for their commitment to green travel.

Mickley First School in Stocksfield works with the council’s Go Smarter team to encourage pupils to walk, cycle and scoot to school whenever possible and have achieved gold “Modeshift STARS” accreditation by completing more than 30 different initiatives to encourage sustainable travel.

To celebrate their award, staff and pupils came to school wearing wacky and wonderful hats and were treated to a walk down their very own red carpet.

David-Elliot Cooper from theatre company Histronics entertained the pupils and staff with Victorian keep fit in the school yard, followed by an assembly which showcased walking through the ages.  

Teacher and Go Smarter travel champion Lynsey Briddock said: “The Histronics event was enjoyed by all pupils, staff and parents.  

“The meet and greet provided an energetic start to the morning and the range of head wear on display added extra excitement.

“The interactive assembly provided an insight to different times in history and supported our ongoing commitment to educating the children about making healthy travel choices.  It was a great event that was enjoyed by all.”