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Pedal Power to Competition Winners

Maisie Hamilton, Lauren Finch and Layla McNally are the lucky winners of the Win a Bike! competitions organised by Hampshire County Council’s School Travel Planning Team during October and November.

The two competitions asked children from schools across Hampshire to firstly think of a name for the dinosaur currently used as the School Travel Planning Team logo and then secondly to design logos or slogans that could be used on a range of materials such as pens, pencils, mugs and notepads. These materials would be distributed at various travel planning events and made available for schools as prizes for any travel plan activities they choose to do such as ‘Walk to School Wednesdays’.
Photo: (left to right) Maisie Hamilton, from Park Gate Primary School with her new prize kindly donated by Peter Hansford (Cycles).
Photo: (left to right) Maisie Hamilton, from Park Gate Primary School with her new prize kindly donated by Peter Hansford (Cycles).

Over 300 entries were judged by a panel of experts who looked for originality and relevance to promoting physical activity and sustainable travel.

Maisie Hamilton, aged 9 from Park Gate Primary, Southampton and Lauren Finch, aged 8 from St John the Baptist Primary, Waltham Chase, both came up with the winning name ‘DINAMO’.

Layla McNally, aged 9 from Brockhurst Junior in Gosport came up with the engaging slogan: “We can skate, we can cycle, we can walk, we can run! Leave the car at home, saving the world is fun! We can all be super heroes!”

The prize winners all won a bike each, kindly donated by Peter Hansford Cycles and will have the opportunity this month to go along to Peter Hansford Cycles to choose and collect their new bike and a helmet.

County Councillor, Mel Kendal, Executive Member for Environment, said: “Congratulations to the three winners and thank you to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an entry, I understand it was a difficult task deciding on the winners.

“What a fantastic name ‘Dinamo’ is for the dinosaur, and the winning slogan that was chosen sums up superbly all the different ways we can travel to school without using a car.  

“A school travel plan is produced in partnership with the individual school’s community and aims to help promote safety and healthier lifestyles by supporting alternative methods of travel to the car whenever possible.

“These competitions and indeed the producing of a school’s travel plan are great ways for the county council to engage with young people; empowering them to take an interest in issues that affect them directly.”

The following runners-up all received a goody bag, which included things like puncture repair kits and reflective vests,  from Peter Hansford Cycles:

Tom Heather, aged 6, St John’s Primary, Basingstoke

Molly Dix, Uplands Primary, Fareham

India Foulkes, aged 8, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary, Titchfield Common

Molly Foulkes, aged 9, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary, Titchfield Common

Scott Palmer, aged 7, Braishfield Primary, Romsey

Jonathan Palmer, aged 5, Braishfield Primary, Romsey

Jasmine Channell, aged 10, Braishfield Primary, Romsey

Sarah Dean, aged 6, Purbrook Infant, Waterlooville

Morgen Moss, aged 7, Oakley Junior, Basingstoke

Morgan Tarrant, aged 7, Oakley Junior, Basingstoke

Ellis Hicks, aged 6, South Farnborough Infant

Connor England, aged 4, Bidbury Infant, Bedhampton

Ashley Leader, aged 6, Siskin Infant and Nursery, Gosport

Libby Roberts, aged 9, Uplands Primary, Fareham

Phoebe Maunder, Cove School, Farnborough

Kamil Jabakhel, Cove School, Farnborough

Maureen Smith, Cove School, Farnborough

Victoria Cummins, Cove School, Farnborough

David Fell, Wickham CE Primary, Fareham

Conor Wills, aged 10, St Peter’s RC Primary, Winchester

The School Travel Planning Team at Hampshire County Council would like to thank all the children who took part in the competition and to Peter Hansford for his generous support.

If you would like more information about the School Travel Planning Team, please call 01962 845638 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/schooltravelplans

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18 December 2006

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