As part of our ongoing discussions and work around road safety, our School Council have signed us up to take part in an exciting challenge. One of our primary focuses this half term is to find ways in which we can reduce congestion on and around the school site. The School Council would like to encourage as many pupils, parent/carers and staff to join in with an upcoming event.
Our school will be taking part in South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership’s 10 day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 9th October and finishing on Friday 20th October 2017.
The challenge is for pupils & their families to choose an active way of getting to school over the 10 day period. There are prizes for everybody who completes the challenge, as well as class and whole school prizes!
We need everyone to take part and make an effort to travel to school in an active way during the challenge. The challenge is also open to school staff and we will be making every effort to take part.
Walking, cycling, skating, scooting and park & stride are all active ways of travelling and we hope by taking part in the challenge it will:
During the challenge each classroom will have a wall chart on which pupils who have travelled record their journey by adding a special sticker to the chart. Those pupils with 10 stickers on the chart at the end of the 10 day challenge will be awarded a prize.
Please be aware if you live a long way from school and need to drive you can still take part by parking away from school (at least a 5 minute walk) and walking the last part of your journey - this is called Park & Stride.
Our school could also win some fantastic prizes like scooter storage or even a visit from a theatre company. We are competing against schools from across South Yorkshire so we really do need your help. Please do your best to be active on your journey to school and help us complete the challenge.
Our School Council would like to send a polite reminder to all children that if they choose to travel by bike or scooter, they are to dismount before heading up the school drive.
Miss L Garratt and Miss C Baxter
School Council Leads
WPS School Council
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