Tom rolls out bike-to-school reward scheme as fellow pupils flock to join

posted 18 Dec 2008, 06:34 by South Edinburgh Net Admin   [ updated 18 Dec 2008, 06:36 ]
A schoolboy's campaign to encourage fellow pupils to cycle from home is to be extended across Edinburgh after proving a huge success.

Tom Sparks came up with the idea for his pedals not petrol campaign when he was 14.

After convincing scores of fellow pupils at James Gillespie's High, he won £10,000 from the Scottish Government to expand the project last year.

Now it is to be extended to other high schools, offering hundreds more students the chance to earn gift vouchers as a reward for cycling to school.

Tom, now 17, will work with teachers at secondary schools including Liberton, Gracemount and St Thomas of Aquin's to help them get their own versions of the scheme off the ground.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News