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Problem pupils face cycle ride to school

PUBLISHED: 08:37 05 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:57 30 June 2010

Youngsters with behavioural problems could be told to get on their bikes and cycle to school to save on taxi fares.

Norfolk County Council pays more than £1m a year to transport hundreds of problem pupils from their homes to referral units.

Youngsters with behavioural problems could be told to get on their bikes and cycle to school to save on taxi fares.

Norfolk County Council pays more than £1m a year to transport hundreds of problem pupils from their homes to referral units.

The authority said it was looking to make savings, which included getting youngsters to ride to school.

Currently 380 children access transport from the Pupil Referral Units (PRU) including one at Gorleston.

The total cost of this is £1.2m per school year.

Bicycles would be loaned by the county council and the child would have to return them when they left school.

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