Walking back to happiness

180912 Winchburgh ps pupils wlking the canal at winchburgh.
180912 Winchburgh ps pupils wlking the canal at winchburgh.

SCHOOL children were ahead of the storm clouds last week as they got their wellies out to walk round West Lothian.

The ‘welly walk’ was part of West Lothian Council’s 
Walking Week designed to get kids active and having fun.

Low Port Primary pulled their wellies on last Friday for a parade round the Peel.

Principal Lynda Stobie said: “The whole school took a half hour walk around the Peel to raise awareness of health and exercise. We are right on the doorstep of a beautiful setting, and we would like to make it a regular occurrence as it was so enjoyable, and the kids had a lot of fun.”

Pupils and staff at Linlithgow Bridge Primary also got involved in the welly action, and they invited parents and grandparents get their boots on last Friday.

Acting head Allyson Kennedy said: “The focus was on health and wellbeing, walking to school and road safety, and we walked around nearby 
estates on routes that children 
walking to school would take.

“Some children decorated their wellies - it was great!”

Over in Winchburgh Primary, nursery children walked around the village, and the rest of the school walked along the canal, overcoming the temptation to jump in with their rubber boots.

School secretary Janice Sibbald said: “This was part of West Lothian’s Walking Week from September 17-23 and everyone had a good time in their wellies!”