Doncaster school cycles ahead

Sustrans at Marshlands
Sustrans at Marshlands

Its commitment to cycling has won a primary school in Doncaster an award.

Marshland school received the charity Sustrans’ Bronze School Mark Award for its efforts to promote cycling at a prize ceremony.

Sustrans Schools’ Officer Tom Collister presented the award to congratulate children, parents and teachers for their work in increasing pupils’ cycling levels by transforming the school journey.

Since starting work with Sustrans, at a time when no-one cycled to school, Marshland now regularly sees 20 per cent of staff and pupils travelling to school by bike or scooter.

Sustrans works with 20 schools in partnership with Doncaster Council, to help children overcome barriers preventing them from cycling to school. Mr Collister said; “Cycling is good for students’ health, confidence and independence and makes them better learners.”