St Mary’s pupils help Minister launch Walk to School Month

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy is joined by St Mary's on the Hill Primary School pupils Peter Smith (4) and Molly Gavin (6) on the walk to school.
Transport Minister Danny Kennedy is joined by St Mary's on the Hill Primary School pupils Peter Smith (4) and Molly Gavin (6) on the walk to school.

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy visited Glengormley this week to urge school pupils across Newtownabbey to take part in International Walk to School Month 2011.

Millions of young walkers from over 40 countries will be taking part in global events throughout October and enjoying the benefits of walking.

The Minister marked the launch of Walk to School Month at a special ceremony at St Mary’s on the Hill Primary School on Monday, October 3.

“International Walk to School Month is designed to give children, parents and school teachers an opportunity to be part of a global event that celebrates the many benefits of walking. I would urge all schools here to take to their feet during October to experience first-hand the benefits of walking,” he said.

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