A five-year-old girl has backed a campaign to encourage her classmates to start walking to school.

Kate Straker, a pupil at Cranborne Primary School, in Potters Bar, is taking part in Hertfordshire’s Living Streets Walk Once a Week scheme.

The project celebrated its millionth journey, which was logged on the project’s travel tracker, yesterday.

Sponsored by children’s shoe manufacturer Start-rite, children are encouraged to walk to school with badges to collect each month.

Their journeys are logged on the Living Streets Tracker app.

Kate said: “I like to walk to school because I like getting my badges. I like using the whiteboard to do it because I like it when I have to go up there and do it myself.”

Her teacher Corina Khan said: “I have really enjoyed promoting Walk to School using the Travel Tracker. The children enjoy coming in and selecting how they travelled to school.

“Children love ‘checking the stats’ on their journeys and we can even use it in our maths lessons as a data collecting tool. The children are eager to walk to school so they can collect their badges.”