WARRINGTON South MP Andy Carter joined pupils from Stockton Heath Primary School to celebrate National Walking Month and the strides they are taking to get more active on the school run.

The MP took part in a walk to school with the pupils on May 6, where he heard all about the benefits they have experienced from walking to school.

Stockton Heath Primary School takes part in WOW – the walk to school challenge from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking.

Mr Carter joined Living Streets’ mascot, Strider, and Stephen Edwards, CEO of Living Streets, to walk to school with pupils and to lead in an assembly.

Speaking after the visit, Mr Carter said: “It was brilliant to be able to join the children this morning at their assembly to celebrate National Walking Month. We’ve seen around 95 per cent of children from Stockton Heath Primary School participating in one form or another in Living Streets’ walk to school challenge, truly leading the way in Warrington.

“Walking to school is about more than just the health benefits, it’s also about contributing to air quality and protecting our environment. Getting young people involved at an early age will make a big difference with the choices they make as they grow, so it’s been especially encouraging to see such great participation.”