Last week was national Walk-to-school week organised by the charity Living Streets. In conjunction with Bruton Primary School Basii organised ‘walking buses’ throughout the week with teachers leading the ‘buses’ on the Wednesday morning. The teachers were allocated a line and encouraged to get as many pupils walking as possible. One bus had 25 passengers ‘on’ it. There are enormous health benefits to both children and parents walking, as opposed to driving, to school. Walking to school also benefits the environment. As well as reducing vehicle emissions, it reduces traffic and congestion in the town and in particular near the school making the town safer and better for everyone. A really big well done to all the bus leaders, the teachers and especially the pupils. There were some very young children walking significant distances.
Last October Zak the Zebra from the road safety charity Brake visited Bruton. As well as supporting the campaign for 20mph Zak visited Bruton primary school where he helped pupils to make their own Road Safety Video. The pupils led the project coming up with the ideas, filming, directing and editing. We think the video is wonderful, well done to all those involved.