In an effort to achieve our Green Flag for Travel and also our "one Good Idea Project" as well as the Green Schools Travel competition "The Big Travel Challenge"
We are currently as part of all these ventures enaged in a highlighting campaign
for Park & Stride specifically over the 1st Two Weeks in February. (10 school days)
Over the past number of months, it is still very obvious through our weekly travel surveys, that the majority of pupils are still travelling to and from school
by car daily. Undoubtedly, many fewer need to! They live within a close enough distance to walk, cycle, or park & stride. But only you, their parents or guardians can hive them an alternative to this as mentioned in the form of healthier and more
eco-friendly travel methods.
Our aim is to have pupils who normally travel to and from school by car only to change their habits to Park & Stride for the 2 weeks 4th- 15th of Februaruy.
This is where we need your assistance. In or der to
attempt to achieve this vision to increase the number of pupils who Park & Stride rather than just get dropped off individually at the school gate and collected there daily, we want you to drop them off at the Train station car-park or Tesco Carpark each
morning from 5 to nine to 5 past 9.
There will be be a different teacher present daily who will then leave the carparks and walk with the pupils who got dropped off, to the school.
We hope to see as many of you as possible changing the
habit of just dropping pupils off at the school and instead, allowing them to be involved in the Park & Stride event.
You are also most welcome to be invovledin the very short walk up/ down from those two location drop-off points and walk
your son with us to school.
We really need a big effort from as many as possible for this! Please help!
It goes without saying obviously, those pupils who already are using more healthy, sustainabl, climate aware travel methods
like walking, or cycling to school should still do this as normal.
It's the ones who are just travelling by car/jeep, landrover, people carrier, SUV, we are trying to get the change from.
Many thanks, and good luck with this
Mr Mak Loftus. Principal & Green School's Co-ordinator 2019/2020