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Lincoln village school takes on travel challenge

A primary school in a south Lincoln village has signed up for a four-week sustainable travel challenge.

Swinderby Primary School is one of 11 schools in the LN6 area signed up to the LN6 Golden Boot Challenge.

The challenge encourages children, parents and teachers to walk, cycle, scoot, use public transport or car share to and from school.

Children will get points for travelling in these ways, while the schools compete against each other to be Golden Boot Challenge winners.

The winner will win scooter or cycle storage for their school, and also the chance for someone to win a new bike.

The challenge was set up by Access LN6, which encourages more sustainable travel in the south of the city.

The competition will run from April 28 to May 23.

Jeffery Day, Headteacher at Swinderby Primary School, said: “We’ve recently introduced a Park and Stride site within walking distance of our school – the more people that use the site will mean less congestion at the busy times of dropping-off and picking up.

“It should also mean that car users do not leave their cars parked in inconsiderate places that cause obstructions for pedestrians, residents or other motorists.”

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, added: “Our LN6 Golden Boot Challenge is all about encouraging children, parents and teachers to think about the way they travel, and offering them opportunities to travel sustainably.”