South Hackney kids tuck into Bikers’ breakfast
Safe cycling, healthy eating initiative marked at Lauriston School
Over 100 children cycled to a South Hackney primary school yesterday to enjoy a free Bikers’ Breakfast, in a bid to encourage their parents to ditch their cars.
The 4-11 year-old pupils from Lauriston School in Rutland Road tucked into croissants, yogurt, juice and fruit before lessons began, to celebrate their foray into sustainable travel.
“It was It was really successful event helped by the lovely weather,” said acting assistant head teacher, Gwenan Thomas, who is also responsible for sustainable schools.
“We weren’t expecting so many children – we had 103 children who cycled to school which is a third of our children, but that’s excluding the adults who also cycled in.
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“The idea was to encourage more children to cycle to school on a daily basis and to get the message across it’s fun.”
The free breakfast was funded by a grant from Hackney Council’s school travel plan team.
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This is the 27th such event held in Hackney this year and attracted a record number of children.