Walk to School Week

Walk to School Week

The weather was kind to us this week and we tallied 60% of our children walking during the week as a whole - well done to all of those children and thank you to parents for giving them the opportunity.

House points are greatly valued by our children and this week, SEACOLE came out on top with BRUNEL close behind. The Year 6 children, some of whom walk independently from the Link Road car park, managed an impressive 80% walkers, indicating that our Footsteps programme is giving the children (and their parents) the confidence for them to have this responsibility. Year 3 also had a good week, recording three quarters of the children walking.

A big thank you goes to Catherine Tassano and her team of parent volunteers for giving out stickers in the Car Park and to the Year 6 Junior Road Safety Officers (all from 6AAt this Term) who greeted the children and tallied the walkers. They took on their role with enthusiasm and maturity.

On Tuesday some the Year 4 children were given valuable road safety training as part of the Footsteps programme; thanks again to Helen Boot-Handford, Paul Cook, David Marshall and Ashley Owers, who gave up their valuable time to do so. The remainder of Year 4 will be trained soon after half term.

It was great to see parents parking in the Black Horse Car Park and walking from there. I am hoping that the landlord will agree to this being a regular option for a short stay in the morning. In the drier months, the walk to school could then be along the footpath to the back gate.

Thanks again to everyone involved - it’s been another enjoyable week!

Alan Bridges

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