Inverness pupils get off their marks to receive national travel survey prize.

As a reward for their diligence, Holm and Crown Primary School pupils will have the chance to try out their bike skills on a “Cycle Pump Track” which is being delivered to their schools to allow the children to have some fun.

The Cycle Pump Track hire is a prize from Sustrans to The Highland Council for being the local authority with the highest increase in responses from Primary Schools in the Hands Up Scotland Survey between 2008 and 2013.

Highland Council’s Road Safety Team have organised the event with the Sustrans prize along with partners. In attendance at the events will be local social enterprise Velocity giving bike maintenance tips and Police Scotland (Community Beats) offering bike marking and security advice for pupils.

Established in 2008, the Hands Up Scotland Survey is the largest national dataset to look at travel to school across Scotland and finds out how school pupils normally travel to school each day.

The Hands Up Survey Scotland is recognised as an official statistic in Scotland and is funded by Transport Scotland. It is a joint survey between Sustrans and Scottish local authorities.

Schools across Scotland complete the survey by asking their pupils ‘How do you normally travel to school?’ The responses are then sent to local authority officers who collate the data and return it to Sustrans’ Research and Monitoring Unit for overall collation, analysis and reporting.  The results of the latest Hands Up Scotland survey for 2013 are due to be published this summer.

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29 Apr 2014
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