~High Hazels Academy pupils and staff encouraged to keep fit on their way to school as part of county wide challenge~
Pupils and staff at Sheffield’s High Hazels Academy are being challenged to keep fit on their way in to school as part of South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 Day Active Travel Challenge.
During the challenge, which started on Monday (11th June) and runs until Friday 22nd June, pupils and their families, as well as staff, are asked to choose an active way of getting to school, with prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as class and whole school prizes!
Explained Mrs Asma Maqsood-Shah, Headteacher at High Hazels Academy:
“Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park and stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will help to improve the health and wellbeing of our pupils and their families, as well as reducing congestion and parking problems around the school and promoting active travel beyond the 10 day period.”
During the challenge, which is aimed at schools across South Yorkshire, each classroom at the academy will have a wall chart where pupils can record their progress, with prizes for the most active. The academy also stands to win some fantastic prizes including scooter storage or even a visit from a theatre company.