SEVEN primary schools in Pendle learned about safer cycling and ‘going green’ after police and Lancashire County Council teamed up.

Pupils and staff from the schools met at Higham St John’s CE Primary to take the Big Safe Green Challenge.

Schools were given information sheets on road safety issues and pupils were challenged to reduce their carbon footprint.

County council cycling officer Caroline Holden said: “No challenge on sustainable and safety issues would have been complete without a cycling element.

"The children answered questions that included identifying road signs and places where you can cycle, types of crossings, what to check when going out on your bike and what’s best to wear.”

The winners and hosts of the competition, Higham St John’s, received global warming mugs and a specially designed trophy made from Lancashire elm.

It is planned that the challenge will become an annual event.

The other schools taking part were Blacko Primary, St Mary’s CE Primary, Wheatley Lane Methodist Primary, Roughlee CE Primary, Barrowford St Thomas CE Primary, and Hendon Brook Short Stay School.