A Perthshire school is set to continue with its commitment to cycling with the installation of a tool and pump station.
This comes after pupils at Rattray Primary School had designed new safety signs for the school’s Park and Stride site.
The school’s pupils have worked alongside the charity Sustrans, which works to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.
The tool and pump station will be installed later this year and will be made available for use by both the school and members of the general public.
This work is being done as part of the I Bike initiative, which encourages exercise and aims to reduce congestion.
Rattray Primary School became involved in the initiative last year to encourage its pupils, staff and families to make healthier journey choices.
A spokesperson for Sustrans highlighted the positive reaction of the school to the new initiative.
He said: “Pupils and staff at Rattray Primary School have embraced the I Bike initiative, and in an action-packed first year, the school has hosted a Dr Bike maintenance session for over 60 bikes, four led bike rides with the primary sevens, bike skills sessions with pupils from primaries five and six, and a visit from the Sustrans Scotland pedal-powered cinema.
“Schools participating in Sustrans Scotland’s I Bike see levels of cycling 11% higher than in other schools, and we hope that the I Bike project at Rattray Primary continues to contribute towards creating safer, happier and healthier communities in the area.”
Last week, pupils at the school had the opportunity to watch their new safety signs come to life.
The youngsters visited the Tayside Contracts sign shop on Tuesday to see their hard work come to fruition.
They were “fascinated” to see their own drawings and designs transformed into metal signs.
The Sustrans spokesperson added the charity is “looking forward” to supporting the school in its new venture.