PUPILS in Angmering have been persuading their parents to ditch their cars and slip into their walking boots.
Youngsters from St Margaret’s CE Primary School, in Arundel Road, urged their mums and dads to join them on a ‘walking school bus’ as part of Walk to School Week, which ended on Friday.
Dozens of children, accompanied by their parents, joined in the fun as part of the campaign.
Every morning last week, they gathered at a ‘park-and-stride’ point, in St Margaret’s Church car park.
On Wednesday, as the children walked to school, they were greeted by the sound of the Horsham Boom Tribe drumming band, with some pupils taking the chance to dance into class.
The younger pupils were led by St Margaret’s year-six monitors.
To round off the event, pupils celebrated their May Day dance (see pages 36 and 69).
The week was the latest event as part of the primary school’s continuing determination to get more pupils walking to school.
For the past four weeks, St Margaret’s has been running its own walking bus.