A school in Richmond has revamped their playground so pupils can practise their scooting and cycling skills in a safe way.

The upgraded play road at St Richard's CE Primary School was unveiled over February half term.

It features a mock-zebra crossing set with Belisha Beacons for children to get a better understanding of road safety.

Funding came from Richmond Council's 'School Travel Plan', which also paid for a new staff and visitor bike shed. 

The play road was officially opened last Friday (Feb 19), at a socially distant outdoor event attended by Cllr Gareth Richards and Cllr Penny Frost.

Cllr Gareth Richards, Richmond Council's cycling champion, said:

“It is hugely encouraging to see St Richard’s CE Primary School investing in the future of their pupils and supporting children to safely use greener forms of transport.

“The newly upgraded Play Road at St Richard's CE Primary School will encourage and make it easier for pupils to learn how to safely cycle and scoot while using the boroughs roads and cycle facilities.

“This is another welcome development in sustainable travel following the recent announcement of the surge in use of the borough’s first protected cycle lane on Kew Road and highlights Richmond Council’s commitment to environmentally responsible modes of transport.”