New shelter at Foveran School

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A new bike and scooter shelter has been unveiled at Foveran School.

The Healthy Safe Kidz worked with a representative from Aberdeenshire Council to prepare and submit a proposal for funding for the shelter last year.

The group was delighted to learn that their proposal had been successful in August.

The Healthy Safe Kidz conducted a survey to find out how many pupils would like to bring a bike or scooter to school and used their findings to work out how many racks they would need.

They discussed the design and colour of the shelter before putting it to a pupil vote.

The scooter and bike shelter was match funded by the Aberdeenshire Council Transport budget and Sustrans to support active and sustainable transport to schools.

The shelter was installed on Monday, October 9 and an official unveiling ceremony was held on Thursday, October 9.

Local councillor Richard Thomson attended to help cut the ribbon.

Head teacher David Williams said: “The shelter is a symbol of the new road.

“By moving the A90 our pupils are able to either cycle or bring their scooters to school without the threat of traffic as the road is now quiet and safe.

“It’s also a wonderful opportunity for the children to be healthy.”

Cllr Thomson added: “I hope that the pupils that live in the village use the opportunity to take their bikes or scooters to school as part of a healthier lifestyle.”