An infant school in Marlow are doing their bit to fight climate change and decrease traffic pollution in the town, after they organised a successful walking bus scheme.

The initiative, organised by Marlow Church of England Infant School, saw 37 families take part in a ‘Walk to School Week’, where the participants walked along three routes in the town.

A walking school bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults, being picked up from their houses en route, enabling children to walk to school who otherwise wouldn’t to be able to.

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The infant school’s headteacher, Mrs Sharon Reynolds said: “We are always looking to find new ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our children.

“This initiative not only helps make our pupils more active, it also protects our environment and fosters community spirit, which is incredibly important for a close-knit community school like ours.”

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Some of the parents added: “Thank you so much for this bus.

“Apart from the obvious benefits it is so wonderful to see the kids and parents chatting away each morning.”

Following the trial, figures from the school revealed that 73 per cent of journeys to and from the school that week were done by walking.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about walking buses, or looking to set up their own routes, contact the school office for advice on how to get started.