Developer steps up to support Week

A home builder is stepping up to help pupils in Blyth.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 8:00 am
Children taking part in Walk to School Week. Picture by Jon Challicom Photographer.

“The walk to school allows children to enjoy their surroundings and really feel part of their local community.

“Whenever we build new homes, our teams work hard to ensure the area is enhanced for both new and existing residents.

“Our developments are close to public transport and within walking distance of the nearest town or village, so this initiative provides a great opportunity to explore what is on their doorstep.”

The resources are designed to help challenge and encourage children to try walking to school and can be a stepping stone to year-round activity.

Each challenge pack contains everything needed to run the five-day walking challenge, including a classroom wall chart, teacher and pupil wall chart stickers, pupil activity diaries, pupil rewards, magnets and teacher instructions.

Joe Irvin, chief executive at Living Streets, said: “It’s wonderful to see Miller Homes generously donating funds to help children in its local communities.

“Walking to school is a free and easy way for children to build exercise into their day. Plus, physically active children are more alert and ready to learn.”

For more information on Walk to School Week, including how to get involved, visit