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Britain on the trot

HALF of Britain's primary pupils walked to school this week. They joined National Walk To School Week - an event linked to a several other initiatives such as Walking Buses and School Travel Plans. Ben Plowden, director of the Pedestrians' Assciation, said: "Walking to school not only helps improve fitness but also helps the environment of our towns and cities by reducing air and noise pollution and making towns friendlier places by reducing the presence of motor cars."

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