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Renaissance man for MEGA Motion

Mega MotionA schoolboy had a brush with an art legend when Leonardo da Vinci joined pupils on their walk to school.

Logan Delacey, 8, won a MEGA Motion competition to decide on the theme of the special walk by writing about the Renaissance painter and inventor.

As his prize, Logan and his classmates from Sunnybrow Primary School, in Crook, were joined by the creator of the Mona Lisa as they walked, cycled and scooted to school.

Once there, the pupils enjoyed a special assembly from Leonardo highlighting the benefits of healthy and environmentally friendly ways of getting to school.

The special day was the latest Durham County Council supported MEGA Motion event.

The campaign aims to encourage children to walk, scoot or ride to school to make them aware of the health and environmental benefits from an early age.

As well as the fun walks, pupils earn points every time they use sustainable travel to get to school, aiming to collect enough points to become MEGA heroes by the end of the year.

Cllr Neil Foster, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “MEGA Motion is a brilliant scheme that encourages our children, in a fun way, to be healthier and more environmentally friendly every day. It’s great to see the kids enjoy such a memorable day and we’d like to wish them all good luck in their quest to become MEGA Heroes!”

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