Tag Archive for 'walking to school'

Walking to school helps children develop a healthy habit

October 1st, 2012 by Living Streets

UK national charity Living Streets said “walking to school can reduce your child’s risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and numerous other obesity related conditions, as it launched International Walk to School Month on 1 October 2012. One in three children leave primary school overweight or obese putting them at a higher risk […]

Car-free travel in Guernsey

May 22nd, 2012 by Pat Wisher

A new Government is now in place in Guernsey, a new Environment Department and a commitment to bring back another Integrated Road Transport/Traffic Strategy within a year. This time it seems that the strategy must accommodate the fact that cars are essential to modern life. No one has ever said that cars are not useful […]

Goldridge Estate Agents donate high-visibility jackets to Amherst Primary School children

October 24th, 2011 by Goldridge Estate Agents

Children at Amherst Primary School are sure to be seen as an extremely bright bunch during the dark days of autumn and winter after being presented by Goldridge Estate Agents with a free supply of high visibility jackets. One hundred of the bright yellow fluorescent vests have been handed out to Amherst’s reception classes and […]

Living Streets with the help of The Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees to plant hedging and trees along the Baubigny Schools path on 3 February 2011

January 28th, 2011 by Pat Wisher

On Thursday 3 February 2011 members of Living Streets including Deputy John Gollop, Deputy Tom Le Pelley and Vic Froome, and St. Sampson High School students, Guernsey Tree Wardens, and a team from the Community & Environmental Projects Scheme (CEPS) will plant hawthorn and some trees along 200 metres of earth banks on either side […]

Travel Actively for your health and wellbeing

September 28th, 2010 by Cat Chappell

The Travelactively website states that more than half of men and nearly three quarters of women are not active enough for their health and wellbeing.  The website publishes reports on their work.  In September 2010 they released their Monitoring Report Year Two. The report covers improving health through everyday travel, a 12-week walking plan increases […]

St. Sampson and Le Murier school children use new route to school

September 2nd, 2010 by Pat Wisher

School children going to St. Sampson’s High and Le Murier Schools were able for the first time at the start of term on 2 September 2010 to walk or cycle to their schools through the Guernsey’s countryside. Pedestrian safety group, Living Streets, had spent three years developing the cross country route which links existing footpaths […]

A Safe Route to the Baubigny Schools

March 5th, 2010 by Pat Wisher

Living Streets is at a critical stage in this environmental project – we have just six months to raise sufficient funds and do all the safety work required to get this route up and running for the new term in September. St. Peter Port Secondary finally closed its doors in July 2009.  250 pupils from […]