A number of schools across the region have been awarded funding to encourage cycling, walking and scooting.

A total of 24 schools from Shropshire have received a share of £30,000 to boost 'active travel' initiatives.

Shropshire Council secured the sum from Active Travel England and invited all schools in the council's area to bid for up to £1,000 per school.

The funding will go towards buying scooter and bike racks, scooters, bikes, helmets, safety equipment, hi-viz jackets, and maintenance kits.

It will also cover costs for scooter training, Dr Bike sessions and additional signage.

Shropshire Council’s cabinet member for children and education, Kirstie Hurst-Knight, said: "I’m delighted that we been able to award this funding to schools from across the county to help increase the number of children travelling to school by foot, by bike or by scooter.

"Walking or wheeling to school is a great way for children to keep fit and stay healthy. It also helps to reduce the number of vehicles on the roads near schools, so helps to keep children safe too."

She expressed gratitude towards the schools that applied and showed anticipation for future collaborations stating: "Thank you to all the schools who applied.

"I can’t wait to see the impact of their schemes, and we’re looking forward to working with even more schools in the future."

Among the recipients, Ellesmere Primary and Criftins CE Primary in Dudleston Heath have been granted funding.