Four Lincoln schools get £20k in bid to reduce their carbon footprint
Four schools in the Lincoln area have been awarded a total of £15,000 to encourage their pupils and staff to be greener and reduce their carbon footprint.
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Priory Witham Academy, St Hugh's Catholic Primary School and Manor Leas Infant School have all been awarded grants to increase cycle and scooter storage.
The funding, from Lincolnshire County Council, has been awarded through Access LN6 – a £6.5 million programme to improve sustainable transport options in the LN6 area.
Councillor William Webb, executive councillor for highways and transport at the county council, said: "We're delighted to offer these small grants to schools in the area, which enables us to encourage sustainable travel, reduce traffic congestion and support the local environment.
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"We anticipate that more children, parents and staff will walk, cycle and scoot to school as a result of this."
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, in North Hykeham, will receive £5,000 to extend its existing cycle storage, creating space for 20 more bikes, and storage for safety helmets.
Priory Witham Academy, in the Boultham area, will benefit from a £1,500 grant for scooter storage.
Manor Leas Infant School, in North Hykeham, will be given more than £3,000 to put towards a larger £12,000 project for both scooter and cycle storage, additional lighting and a new school pedestrian gate.
St Hugh's Catholic Primary School, in Doddington Road, will receive nearly £5,000.
The school does not currently have any cycle storage and the money will be used to purchase new equipment.
Anna Piperissa, teacher and school travel plan co-ordinator at St Hugh's, said: "This has been an ongoing request by the school council for some time, but we now have the opportunity to make this happen and provide the children with a safe and secure facility in school as well as promoting a healthier lifestyle."