St Nicholas Priory's commendation

GREAT Yarmouth's St Nicholas Priory Middle School was highly commended for its efforts in helping reduce car trips to schools. A handful of pupils and teachers from the school were among 200 who attended the annual School Travel Plan Awards at Swaffham's Ecotech Centre last Thursday .

GREAT Yarmouth's St Nicholas Priory Middle School was highly commended for its efforts in helping reduce car trips to schools.

A handful of pupils and teachers from the school were among 200 who attended the annual School Travel Plan Awards at Swaffham's Ecotech Centre last Thursday .

The development of school travel plans - which encourage walking or cycling - resulted in the school receiving £250.

Stevie Spencer, Smarter Travel Choices Officer at Norfolk County Council, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the successes of Norfolk schools with their ambitions to reduce car trips on the school run. On top of a 10.7pc reduction in journeys to schools by car, at this year's awards we are celebrating 100pc of schools in Norfolk completing their travel plan.”