A PUPIL at Malton Primary School has won an award in a competition to help encourage others to get more active.

Year 3 pupil Neve Jackson was a runner-up in the contest developed by the North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) sustainable travel team for young people to create a piece of artwork to inspire others to get more active through healthier and environmentally greener journeys.

A spokesperson for the team said: “In recent months the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the way we do things, but it has also seen people explore their local areas, walk and cycle more and try something new.

"We want people to continue to walk and cycle for their journeys, not only benefit themselves, but also their school and local community through cleaner air, less traffic and safer streets.”

One winner was selected from Key Stage 1 and one winner from Key Stage 2, and five runners-up in Key Stage 1 along with five in Key Stage 2. Prizes were a £50 voucher for the winners and £25 for the runners-up.

Neve was presented with her award by Mandy Carpenter, leader for transition/active travel, at Malton Primary School.

She said: “We at Malton Community Primary School are all very proud of Neve.

"It’s a great moment for our school especially with all the work we are doing towards sustainable travel and to gaining Modeshift STARS Gold award.”