Gracefield pupils are walking tall thanks to a giant visitor
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
PUPILS from Gracefield School scaled new heights when they won a competition to walk to school with a very special guest.
The youngsters were safely guided to the school in Overndale Road, Downend by a stilt walker as part of a national healthy and active lifestyle promotion, Walk to School Week.
The school won the opportunity as part of a Bristol City Council initiative working in partnership with Travel West and Sustrans and chose to walk to school with a stilt walker, dressed as a Beefeater.
Walk to School Week is a national campaign, bringing together nearly one million school children, teachers and parents, highlighting the health benefits of walking to school.
Gracefield School is an independent primary school for pupils aged four to 11 years old.
Headteacher Elizabeth Morgan said: "We are proud of our status as a healthy school and encourage all our children to keep as active as possible. Walking to school with a stilt walker was a fantastic experience for the children, showing them how walking can be a fun experience and a great way to exercise."