Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 8°C

Five-day forecast

St Joseph’s Junior School given Bronze School Mark Award by pro cycling charity Sustrans

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

A Wembley school has become the first in the borough to be awarded a special prize by a national cycling charity.

St Joseph’s Junior School, in Chatsworth Avenue, have been awarded the Bronze School Mark Award as recognition for their commitment to encouraging cycling.

The school received a bronze plaque commemorating the achievement and were also handed a scooter parking pod.

The award, set up by pro cycling charity Sustrans, was presented by Navin Shah AM, London assembly member for Brent and Harrow, and Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council during a special ceremony, last Friday, June 15.

In addition, pupils also gave their bikes an arty makeover for the ‘Bling your Bike’ competition, a scheme run by the school to encourage pupils to give their bikes creative designs.

Sustrans’ Bike It Officer for Brent, Ruth Chiat, praised the school.

She said: “It is fantastic to see St Joseph’s Junior School doing so much to support cycling.

“The school has put a lot of effort into encouraging cycling to school and taken every opportunity to run cycling activities which are good for students’ health, confidence, independence and environment.”

The school are one of 12 nationwide to have completed their first year as a Sustrans ‘Bike It’ school.

Share this article

submit to reddit submit to Fark

Latest London news

0 comments

LDN24 Promotions

Always wanted to create your own beer? Perfect Pint are giving you the chance.

WIN beer with Beer BingoTM

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Read full story »

The Week subscription offer

The Week magazine special offer

London24 have partnered up with The Week magazine to offer you a complimentary issue – delivered free to your door.

Read full story »

Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung

DON’T OPEN YOUR EYES

London24 has teamed up with HarperCollins to offer a free Amazon Kindle taster of Bird Box, the debut novel penned by Josh Malerman, frontman of Detroit based rock band The High Strung.

Read full story »

Around the Web