As a school, we are working towards earning the Eco Schools Green Flag by reducing our consumption and reducing the pollution linked to school. To find out more, please click here.
One of the ways we can do this is by looking to reduce our reliance on cars for travel to school, shifting instead to more active modes of travel. That is why we are currently engaging in the Modeshift STARS programme, click here to find out more. Our aim is to increase active travel: walking, cycling, scooting; and reduce our reliance on cars.
I would like to encourage everyone to place a protective 'Bubble' around our school to ensure that your young people have the opportunity to enjoy a safer, healthier and more active journey to school. The idea behind our Walking Bubble is to create voluntary car-free zones around schools, encouraging everyone who can to 'Get Active' on their journeys to and from school to use active forms of travel. The Bubble will also encourage families that have to travel by car to park at least 5-minute away from school, creating a safer space for walking, cycling and scooting. By emphasizing this bubble, we hope to also reduce the number of cars parked on pavements outside and close to the school gates, which as you will know is one of the main concerns that parents have when walking to school. Reducing vehicles around school and creating more space will also make it much easier for families feel safer around school gates before and after school. We have created a 5-minute walking Bubble Map which you can see here.
We will be further encouraging the children to use active travel on their way to school by using the WOW Travel Tracker scheme, from Living Streets. For more information, you can click here.
If each of us can make little changes, then together we can make a big difference. Thank you for your support!