High school youngsters are Active Travel champions

Nicole Campbell (S2) and David Chipakupaku (S1) collect the award from councillors Gordon Edgar (left) and Sandy Aitchison (right)
Nicole Campbell (S2) and David Chipakupaku (S1) collect the award from councillors Gordon Edgar (left) and Sandy Aitchison (right)

HAWICK High has been named the inaugural Active School Travel champions for the Borders.

The new awards, designed to encourage more active travel to and from schools, were presented to the ten schools with the highest percentage of pupils actively travelling to school the previous year.

The concept is straightforward with ten wooden shields being competed for on an annual basis and the awards go to the schools with the highest percentage of pupils actively travelling to school that year.

At primary level each high school cluster area will have its own shield to compete for; while at secondary level the nine high schools will compete for the Secondary School Active Travel Champion Award.