Children from two city nurseries have been cooking up some tasty treats to celebrate Walking and Wheeling Week.
The youngsters and staff from ‘Growing Up Green’ Day Nurseries on Beaconsfield Villas and Preston Road have been working with their chefs to create a selection of healthy travel themed snacks.
Around 2,500 children from 40 nurseries in Brighton and Hove are taking part in a Walking and Wheeling Week, organised by the city council’s school travel team.
The event, which ties in with Walk to School Week, encourages parents, carers, children and staff to walk, scoot and cycle to their nursery, pre-school, playgroup or childminder. Those unable to walk the whole way are encouraged to walk at least the last 5 minutes of their journey, reducing traffic in the area around the setting.
Children from Young Friends Nursery in Hove are also taking part, giving the children activity cards with games to play on their walk home, and introducing a ‘Snap Happy’ activity, where the children take pictures of their favourite things on their journey home. The children will also be taking part in a Treasure Hunt at their allotment during the week.
Staff and children from Brighton and Hove Prep will be holding a scooter day, and are also taking part in the Walk 4 Wildlife on Friday afternoon (May 19) with the rest of the school to raise money for the West Sussex Wildlife Trust.
In addition, more than 10,000 children from 33 primary schools are taking part in this year’s Walk to School Week, a national campaign aimed at getting children and their families walking to school from May 15 to 19.