New play road unveiled at primary school

  Posted: 22.02.21 at 13:07 by The Editor

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A new play road within the playground at a school in Ham was unveiled over half-term.

The play road at St Richard's CE Primary School will let pupils practise their scooting and cycling skills in a safe way.

The school in Ashburnham Road was successful in applying for funding from Richmond Council for a new staff and visitor bike shed. The shed was custom built and designed to meet the specific needs of the school and its students for years to come.

The school used the remaining funding to get a play road painted and the existing mock-zebra crossing renewed. 

An official opening of the road last Friday, February 19 was attended by Cllr Gareth Richards and education committee chair Cllr Penny Frost.

Cllr Richards, Richmond Council's cycling champion, said: “It is hugely encouraging to see St Richard’s CE Primary School investing in the future of their pupils and supporting children to safely use greener forms of transport.

“The new play road at St Richard's CE Primary School will encourage and make it easier for pupils to learn how to safely cycle and scoot while using the boroughs roads and cycle facilities.

“This is another welcome development in sustainable travel following the recent announcement of the surge in use of the borough’s first protected cycle lane on Kew Road and highlights Richmond Council’s commitment to environmentally responsible modes of transport.”

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