Padiham school unveils new bike shelter

ON YER BIKE: Pupils Emma Botham and Rebecca Mellor (both 10) park their bikes in the new shelter at Padiham Green Primary School watched by headteacher Mr Mark Dixon and Caroline Holden, from Lancashire County Council.

ON YER BIKE: Pupils Emma Botham and Rebecca Mellor (both 10) park their bikes in the new shelter at Padiham Green Primary School watched by headteacher Mr Mark Dixon and Caroline Holden, from Lancashire County Council.

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RAINY days and Mondays will never get pupils and parents at Padiham Green Primary School down – thanks to a brand new shelter.

The cycle shelter, which is also provided for parents to take refuge in when the weather is bad while they wait for their children, was officially opened at the school this week. The ceremony was conducted by Caroline Holden, from Lancashire County Council’s sustainable travel team, and Year 6 pupils.

Sustrans has also been involved in helping to get this new “green’’ development for the school off the ground.

Headteacher Mr Mark Dixon said: “The shelter has our school colours and logo as well as the approval of the school council and Eco Council.

“And hopefully it promotes the message about sustainability and environmentally friendly travel.’’

Padiham Green Primary is keen for youngsters to cycle to school on the Greenway and several pupils who have passed levels one and two of the Bikeability test and have signed permission from their parents to bike to school, are already making use of the shelter.

Mr Dixon added: “We are delighted with our shelter and hope that many children in the future will make use of it.’’