Cycle Scotland award to Leswalt Primary

Tommy Kerslake, Lauren Anderson, James Murray, Finlay Cowan and Jack Rickard.
Tommy Kerslake, Lauren Anderson, James Murray, Finlay Cowan and Jack Rickard.

STAFF and pupils at Leswalt Primary were delighted to recently be awarded a Cycle Friendly School status.

They are the first school in Wigtownshire to achieve this status.

Tommy Kerslake, Lauren Anderson and James Murray proudly displaying the award.

Tommy Kerslake, Lauren Anderson and James Murray proudly displaying the award.

This recognition was the result of the pedal power of the pupils, parents and staff. Following recommendation from the School travel plan co-ordinator for Dumfries and Galloway, Fiona Lessels, the school had to submit a self assessment document and case study. An assessor from Cycle Scotland then visited the school to verify the submissions and speak to staff and pupils. Chris Johnston was delighted - and even amazed at the lengths some pupils cycle to Leswalt Primary.

The school now has the framed award hanging up in pride of place. The school has also been added the Cycle Scotland Hall of Fame on the Cycle Scotland website (www.cyclingscotland.org).

The school hopes to continue with the cycling and will again be entering the Big Pedal this year.