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Bishops Cannings pupils put their best feet forward
More than 50 children from Bishops Cannings Primary School last week participated in a walking bus as part of International Walk to School Month.
Acting headteacher Catherine Vardy has introduced the initiative and so far the trial it has been hugely popular and successful. Parents even clubbed together to buy florescent jackets for the children.
Children and volunteer parents meet at the Crown Inn in the village and walk through the churchyard towards the school, led by Miss Vardy in the mornings and back again at the end of the school day.
One pupil said: "It is fun to walk to school, we get to talk to our friends."
Miss Vardy said she hopes this initiative will be able to continue after this week’s successful trial.
The children at Bishops Cannings School also celebrated the harvest festival in their parish church, St Mary of the Virgin, last week.
Parents and children bought tinned and dried food to donate to the Trussell Trust who run local food banks in Devizes and surrounding towns and villages. The school service was the last to be taken with Reverend Pat Strowger who leaves the parish at the end of October.