Pupils from Childwall Sports and Science Academy have helped to launch a series of health walks from Childwall Neighbourhood Health Centre.
The pupils helped to design the walks, which range from 1.5 miles to 5 miles long, as part of the Year of the Environment 2019 in Liverpool. All the walks start from the Centre, which is a LIFT building.
The young people also produced a series of artworks of local landmarks to illustrate publicity about the walks.
LIFT Company LSHP organised the event with the support of GB Partnerships and CHP’s Tenant Liaison Manager Kyle Cline. It is a partnership between the NHS, the school and Liverpool City Council’s library service.
Cllr James Noakes, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Liverpool City Council, welcomed the engagement of the young people in the project.
“Encouraging people to use public transport, leave the car and walk is good for health and also helps to reduce pollution,” he said. There are big challenges and issues but with people across the city on board we can tackle these.”
Mike Webb, General Manager at LSHP added:
“LSHP is thrilled to support the government’s Year of the Environment 2019 initiative by developing with our partners a series of circular walks, starting and finishing at our health centres. It is hoped these walks will promote healthy exercise, wellbeing, community engagement with the natural environment and education. Today’s launch of our first walk at Childwall NHC, has proved a great success with both young and old alike.”