May 22, 2016
SCHOOLS CELEBRATE GETTING ACTIVE
On Monday 16th May pupils from three schools in Barnet came together for a special event at Allianz Park. Pupils walked a kilometre from their school and were met at the stadium by Councillor Alison Cornelius, Deputy Mayor of Barnet.
The event is timed to coincide with National Walking Month and National Walk to School Week – a campaign which encourages children to walk to school in order to improve their health and help the environment by cutting down on car journeys and the resultant pollution and congestion.
The schools involved are also part of the Mayor’s Golden Kilometre Challenge, an initiative established by Councillor Caroline Stock, Barnet Council, Saracens Sport Foundation, Barnet Partnership for School Sport and Middlesex University. The scheme focusses on Schools incorporating running or walking a kilometre as part of the children’s daily activities, drawing on the wonderful resources of the borough’s parks and open spaces.
Cllr Caroline Stock said:
“I am delighted at how the scheme has taken off and the level of enthusiasm from many of our schools. The event at Allianz Park is a great opportunity for children in the borough to come together to enjoy taking part in the challenge and to celebrate the benefits of regular exercise for their health and wider wellbeing.”
If you are a school or know of a school that would be interested in joining this initiative, please contact the Saracens Sport Foundation Run Activator, Emily Neilan on Emilyneilan@saracens.net