Children can have fun and be active when they stomp to school during the School Streets trial with help from the Pompey Monsters. Hundreds of children have enjoyed the challenge so far and we are pleased to announce we have partnered with Go Jauntly to host the challenge on their app. This will help parents, carers and children to choose healthier and safer routes to school, whilst working towards fantastic prizes.
During the challenge, Stomper, the leader of the Pompey Monsters, encourages children to stomp (walk, cycle or scoot*) at least three times a week on their way to and from school. Children who take part will earn in-app challenge badges, plus there’s a unique, collectible, Pompey Monster keyring for children to pick up from their school at the end of every week. Our keyrings are made from recycled tyres so they’re kind to the planet too.
As well as encouraging children to be more active, the challenge supports Portsmouth’s School Streets trial by helping to reduce the number of children being dropped off and collected by car. This helps to keep the school gates clear of vehicles, improves road safety by reducing motorised traffic around the school and helps to develop cleaner air for the health of the whole school community and their neighbours.
To take part in the challenge, simply visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store, download the ‘Go Jauntly’ app and click on the ‘Challenges’ icon, then select ‘Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge’.
* To have a safe journey to school please remember that private e-scooters are illegal. It is illegal to ride a rental e-scooter with more than one person on it and they can only be rented by people over 18 who hold at least a provisional licence.
Find out about the challenge from Stomper himself! Check out our Pompey Monsters video where Stomper will explain more about the Pompey Monster Stomp to School Challenge and introduce his friends.
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