Kirkheaton Primary School held a walk to school week with more than 100 youngsters taking part.

It’s all part of the school’s ambition to become a recognised eco school.

Pupils aged from three to 11 took part in an environmental review of the school and found that it scored poorly for transport.

The school’s Eco Club made a video and posters promoting the themes they were walking for throughout the week. Each day had a separate theme which were inclusion, sustainability, health, mindfulness and friendship.

Families posted on the school’s Facebook page or emailed school a photo of their children walking to school and each one received a certificate and their names were added to a draw with the prizes donated by Erica Savage, owner of the Grow Refill Store in Skelmanthorpe.

Year One class teacher Gianna Shepherd, who also runs the school’s Eco Club, said: “The community and children have worked so well and everyone is feeling a collaborative sense of achievement.

“Due to the success of this event we will be looking into offering more weeks like this and organising a walking school bus at some point in 2023-2024.”

Some of the pupils live in Mirfield, Waterloo, Dalton and Moldgreen so they parked further away from school and walked so that they could still take part in the event.