Two east Bristol schools top the city’s walking and wheeling leaderboard
Summerhill Infant School and Summerhill Academy are celebrating after taking on the active travel challenge.
Children from Summerhill Infant School and Summerhill Academy have earned the accolade of the most active journeys to school in the city, as part of Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel that ran from 21 March to 1 April.
This 10-day event challenged pupils nationwide to get active on their journeys to and from school. The schools competed to see who could record the greatest number of pupils walking, using a wheelchair, scooting or cycling to school.
With a daily score of 97 per cent of active travel journeys, the junior school Summerhill Academy came first in the large primary school category of all the schools that took part in Bristol. They also came 13th in the same category across the whole country, which saw more than 2,000 schools sign up to take part.
With a daily score of 82 per cent of active travel journeys, Summerhill Infant School came first in the small primary school category in Bristol and came 78th overall in the UK.
For topping the Bristol leaderboard, both schools have won five scooters and five helmets and an exclusive Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel certificate.
Summerhill Infant School has achieved its Modeshift Stars bronze accreditation, which means it has shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.
Summerhill Academy is on course to achieve its bronze award later this academic year.