KINGSKERSWELL CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
School Travel Statement
At Kingskerswell Church of England Primary School we encourage pupils and parents to travel to school by cycling, scooting and walking wherever possible. To help with this we are working with UK charity Sustrans to make sustainable and active travel easier for everyone.
Cycling, scooting and walking have many benefits. Amongst other things it is good for our health, the environment, saves money, and helps to keep the streets outside school quiet and pedestrian friendly.
Our school active travel policy explains how we will be encouraging active travel to school. You can request a copy from the school office, or find it on our school website at www.kingskerswellprimaryschool.co.uk, under the parents’ information section. We will be discussing this policy with pupils in school and will re-visit it periodically to keep it relevant. For pupils unable to come by foot or bike, we encourage use of public transport or car-share.
If you have any ideas to improve things at or around school for walkers and cyclists or questions about travelling to school, please get in touch with the school active travel officer, Dale Sanders or your Sustrans Schools officer, Martin Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org .
Active Travel Banner
On May 1st, Martin Burrows form Sustrans, led an assembly to introduce the idea of Active Travel and to introduce a competition to design an active travel poster, which would be made up in to a banner to display at the front of the school. On May 9th the school council worked with Martin and the Travel Plan member of staff, Dale Sanders, to shortlist the entries to the top 10.
At an assembly on June 6th, Martin came back to lead another assembly to present 9 runners up prizes and a prize bag and banner to the winning poster, designed by Connor Flackett, aged 6.
The banner is now displayed at the front of the school.
Balance bikes May 2014
In May 2014, Martin Burrows from ‘Sustrans’ donated 8 balance bikes as part of our push on active travel. He came in to school to train the children how to use them properly, taking them through mounting, balancing and using brakes. They also learned the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling or scooting. The children then navigated obstacle courses before the bikes were put out for everyday use in the outdoor area.
47 Reception children were trained in early May, then 58 Year 1 children later in the month. This was part of our push on cycling, following the installation of our new cycle storage.