Lincolnshire housebuilder supports campaign to get schoolchildren walking

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Lincolnshire housebuilder Chestnut Homes has donated 30 high-visibility vests to a primary school in Lincoln to help encourage more pupils to walk to school.

The developer, which is building at the LN6 development off Westbrooke Road, made the donation to Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School, which is taking part in National Walk to School Week.

The annual campaign, which runs from Monday 20th to Friday 24th May, was established by the charity Living Streets to inspire children to lead more healthy lifestyles and to help reduce congestion and pollution.

It is hoped Chestnut Homes’ donation will encourage parents to leave their cars at home and walk their children to school instead.

Gareth Nichols, Headteacher at Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School, said: “We are always keen to promote the health and environmental benefits of walking to our pupils and taking part in National Walk to School Week is a great way of doing this.

“We are extremely grateful to Chestnut Homes for their kind donation of high-visibility vests, which will help to keep pupils safe on the walk to school and will also come in handy for future school trips.”

David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “As a Lincolnshire housebuilder we are proud to be supporting Sir Francis Hill Community Primary School’s involvement in National Walk to School Week.

“We appreciate that it is not always possible for parents to walk their children to school, but we hope that our donation will encourage pupils to recognise the many benefits of walking and leading a more active lifestyle.”

Chestnut Homes is currently building a range of two and three-bedroom townhouses and two-bedroom apartments at the LN6 development, off Westbrooke Road in Lincoln.