Dylan Goes To School
It is national Walk to School week and the Children of Ad Astra Infant School, Canford Heath, were walked to school by a VID (Very Important Dolphin). Poole Town FC mascot, Dylan the Dolphin, walked with the children and parents from the neighbourhood centre to the As Astra school as part of the campaign to encourage children to walk or ride to school rather than go by car.
Although it was an enjoyable event for the children, there is a serious message behind the fun. According to LivingStreets.org, A generation ago, 70% of us walked to school – now it’s less than half.
With the current obesity epidemic, anything that encourages children to exercise must be encouraged. More information about Walk to School can be found on the Living Streets website at