JACKIE BAILLIE MSP TAKES PART IN WALK-TO-SCHOOL WEEK AND ENCOURAGES OTHERS TO JOIN IN

Jackie Baillie joined a local P2 pupil, Isla MacLeod, on her walk to Colgrain Primary School.

By Lucy Ashton

This morning, Jackie Baillie, MSP for Dumbarton Constituency, took part in the first day of Walk-to-School Week.

This initiative is organised by Living Streets, the charity for everyday walking which has been campaigning for a better walking environment for over 90 years and was behind the UK’s first zebra crossings and speed limits.

Today, the organisation is campaigning for better streets, and works with schools, communities, and workplaces to get people walking.

Living Streets have created Walk to School Week (17-21 May 2021) to get children walking.

Aimed at primary schools, it is a fun, week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all.

Jackie Baillie joined a local P2 pupil, Isla MacLeod, on her walk to Colgrain Primary School in Helensburgh this morning and took the opportunity to chat to her about the benefits of walking to school.

Jackie Baillie MSP said: “Walk-to-school week is a fantastic initiative and one that I would encourage everyone to get involved in.

“Whether you are lucky enough to walk the whole way from home to school or are able to walk part of the way, starting the day with a walk is a fantastic way for pupils to get some exercise and fresh air before they start their day of learning.

“Living Streets are doing a great job at encouraging us all to get out and be more active.”

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