WOW Walk To School Initiative
Children in Year 1 to Year 6 enjoyed a Monday morning visit from Daniel O'Connell from the Living Streets organisation and spoke about the benefits of walking/cycling/scootering/taking the bus or even parking some distance and walking the rest of the way. The children were brilliant and spoke about saving the planet, reducing harmful petrol fumes around school, road traffic accidents, getting healthy, enjoying nature and most imprortantly spending an extra five or ten minutes chatting with parents/grandparents or helpers as they walked that small distance.
So the children in KS1 and KS2 will be tracking how they have arrived at school. We have set a challenge of at least twice a week, not taking the car (all the way to school) and they will receive badges created and designed by other children, based on famous inventions that changed the world.
For those wishing to have that extra five minute walk we have set the Park & Stride distance to the Aldi & Morrison car parks. There will be class competitions running and we know that some parents find the morning rush tricky with work and siblings at other schools but if you could help the children really achieve the twice a week goal it would be brilliant for the school and children and of course you.