Active Travel competitions

In order to keep walking and cycling high on the school agenda and to keep up the level of interest in sustainable travel, Active Travel invites schools to take part in National and local competitions.

Feet first design a badge competition 2019 for juniors

The competition was for juniors to design the three termly reward badges for Feet First, they were to be based on the theme of the puzzle books 'Our Planet'. There were three winners whose designs were made into reward badges for Feet First 2019-20. The winners were presented with arts sets, badges and trophies by County Councillor Keith Little, the portfolio holder for Highways and Transportation, at Workington Fire Station, where the children and their parents were given a tour of the station.

The three winners of the competition were Amogh Kashap (Stanwix School), Leanah Wilson (Beckstone School) and Mia Raffel (North Lakes School)

Winning designs and prizes (PDF 598KB)

Feet first drawing competition 2019 for infants

The competition for infants was to draw a picture showing children walking, cycling or scooting to school with a parent or adult. There was one winner and two runners-up, and their designs were featured in the puzzle books. They were presented with a framed poster of their drawing, an arts set and a book, by County Councillor Keith Little, portfolio holder for Highways and Transportation, at Workington Fire Station, where the children and their parents were given a tour of the station. The winning infants were Ella Wilson (Heron Hill), Isobelle Lightfoot (Graslot Infants) and Logan Simpson (Brough Community)

Posters and prizes (PDF 296KB)

Feet first design a badge competition 2018

The competition was to design the three termly reward badges for Feet First based on the theme of the puzzle books which was 'the Sea'.

In total 247 entries were received. The standard of the drawings was very high, they were imaginative, inventive and colourful.  The judges were Transport Programmes and Risk Manager, Geoff Hill, School Travel Officers,  Judith Aris and Nancy Sloan,.  They found it very difficult to pick just three.  

The 3 winners of the competition are:-

Isla Johnson, Boltons Primary School, Hannah Winkley, Hayton C of E Primary and Holly Higgins, Shap C of E Primary

The winning designs were made into reward badges and were given to children taking part in Feet First 2018

The winners received a certificate, a glass trophy featuring their design, and arts set, and drawing pads. The prizes were presented by County Councillor Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation and Nancy Sloan from the County Council's Active Travel team, at Carlisle East Fire Station (Eastern Way, Carlisle) on Wednesday 23 January.

Pictures of the winners and their designs (PDF 395KB)

Cllr Little said "I am always impressed that so many local schools and school children take part in this fantastic initiative. The Feet First campaign is a brilliant way to get children more active and encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle from a young age, and they have so much fun whilst doing it. I'd like to say congratulations to all the winners and a big well done to everyone who has taken part, including all the teachers, parents, friends, and our Active Travel officers, for their hard work and enthusiasm" 

Catherine Gossen-Low of Hayton School said "Thank you so much for organising this afternoon for Hannah. She was absolutely thrilled with her prize and when she got back into school she was so proud to show me her trophy and the badges with her design on. She also loved the tour of the fire station and shooting water out of the hose!"

Ann Maud Head Teacher at Shap said "Holly and her family had a wonderful time. We have just officially presented her with the glass trophy in our celebrations assembly and are really proud of her!"

Isla Johnson of Boltons School said "I really enjoyed the presentations, because we got to have a tour of the fire station, and I got to meet the other winners and see their designs too. They were really good."