Pupils pedal power to victory in UK's largest inter-school challenge

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Pupils pedal power to victory in UK's largest inter-school challenge

Thursday 8th June, 2017


Wheely Great - Doune Primary P6 pupils James Ruskell and Finlay Campbell

Pupils at Doune Primary pedal powered their way victory in the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scootering challenge.

The school was placed tenth nationally and came first in Scotland in the ‘Big Pedal 2017’ during the challenge.

The initiative is aimed at inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. On each day of the Big Pedal challenge, schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scootering to school.

Schools log their journeys on the Big Pedal website and are given a daily score to help mark their progress. Doune Primary encouraged pupils, parents and staff to take part in this initiative.

Head Teacher Lyndsay MacNair said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been placed top 10 nationally and first in Scotland.

“We made the Big Pedal a cycle and languages focus fortnight to encourage more people to cycle and scoot to school by linking it into our curriculum topics.”

Bridge of Allan Primary, Newton Primary and St Mary’s Episcopal Primary also took part in the ‘Big Pedal 2017’ from 20-31 March.

Photo: "Wheely Great" - Doune Primary P6 pupils James Ruskell and Finlay Campbell

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