Lymington Infant and Junior schools launch 'park and stride' scheme
TWO Lymington schools have launched a 'park and stride' scheme in a bid to get families moving and avoid congestion at the gates.
As part of a national campaign promoting alternatives to cars on the school run, Lymington Infant and Junior are encouraging parents to park at nearby car parks and walk, cycle or scoot the last leg of the journey.
New Forest District Council has shown its support for the scheme by providing free parking at Barfields and the town hall, issuing special permits.
During the recent launch event, children were met at the school gates by a larger-than-life Basil the Bird, who posed for photos and handed out stickers.
Both schools have been working to achieve their Bronze Modeshift STARS award, which celebrates sustainable and active travel to school.
It is hoped that once the scheme is established, the schools will see a reduction in the number of cars during drop-off and pick-up and fewer parking issues.