Royal Grammar School

Newcastle

Laurence Bonner, old NOVO gives a fantastic talk on Sustrans

Laurence Bonner, old NOVO gives a fantastic talk on Sustrans

Laurence Bonner gave a brilliant talk to a lecture theatre full of Geographers and Artists this Tuesday lunchtime. He was enthusing about the role of Sustrans in creating changes in cities enabling people to use public places safely. He is working closely with many planning agencies and neighbourhoods to improve cities for people and for children and families. As well as talking about cycle routes, he talked to us about making changes to local communities by introducing trees and road colours rather than the usual clutter of signs. The talk was local, national, international and he enthusiastically presented projects he has been involved with. Sustrans are opening a new coffee shop by the Laing Gallery in Newcastle in order to promote their ideas about sustainable neighbourhoods. Laurence invited our students to drop into the shop to learn more and he is helping Ramit Saksena ( year 12 ) with his EPQ research.

Zoe, Christine and Mike.