Scooters get own parking pod at school
CHILDREN at a city primary school received a special visit from a local football legend at the opening of their new scooter parking pods.
Plymouth Argyle player Paul Wotton greeted excited pupils and staff at Goosewell Primary School to officially open its new facility.
The school has been working closely with local PCSO's, Plymouth City Council, its partner secondary Plymstock School, and the local community to promote healthy living and eating, including healthy ways of travelling to school.
With one of the biggest walking buses in the city, the school has also seen an increase in the number of students scooting to school.
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The school recently managed to secure two jubilee inspired mini moto scooters, as a result of all its hard work, and has since based a new scooter park around them.
With help from the local authority, in the way of a £4,000 grant towards its 'travel plan', the school has been financially enabled to buy six scooter pods, which can secure around eight scooters each, for the children to use.
Children were invited to enter a competition at school to design a picture to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the arrival of the new scooter pods.
The winning designs were created by seven-year-old Jack Rutherford and Barnaby Hosking, aged 11, and were then recreated onto large display boards by students at Plymstock School. They now form the backdrop to the new scooter park.
John Stephens, headteacher at Goosewell, said: "The children feel the Queen would approve of their designs and say she would be welcome to pop in to have a look anytime."