Pupils keen to stick to Healthy Habits

Date: 

Wednesday, 21 February, 2018

Prize-winning pupils have been really 'sticking in' at school by raising awareness about active travel.

The Healthy Habits School Sticker Competition saw talented young people of all ages spread the word about walking, cycling, scooting and more.

Over 250 entries were received from four primary schools - Milngavie, Harestanes, Oxgang and Westerton Primaries.

Twelve winners have been chosen from the final shortlist of 40 - with their designs printed out on a total of 24,000 stickers.

Thomas Glen, the Council's Depute Chief Executive - Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets, said, "Well done to all the winners who submitted a great range of designs, focusing on walking, cycling and scooting to school, as well as Healthy Habits.

"I want to congratulate everyone who entered - the standard was incredibly high and it was a tough task for the judges.

"The stickers will help to raise awareness of the Healthy Habits project, which aims to encourage local people to use active travel as part of their everyday journeys."

Each of the winners received an active travel goodie bag, provided by the Council, at a prizegiving in Milngavie Primary School on Wednesday 21 February.

Funding was provided for the competition through the Scottish Government's Smarter Choices, Smarter Places initiative.

For more information on walking and cycling within East Dunbartonshire visit www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/healthyhabits

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