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Sandringham Pupils are getting active for October

posted 6 Oct 2017, 05:47 by Gemma Johnson   [ updated 6 Oct 2017, 05:52 ]
During the month of October, across South Yorkshire, schools are working together to encourage pupils, parents and staff to actively travel to school.
Last Friday, children from Year 1 to Year 6 took part in a travel survey to understand how everyone travels to school. Currently 54% of our children have an active journey to school. An active journey can be: walking, scooting, cycling, parking and striding or using public transport to get to school. This October, we really want to see an increase in the number of active journeys.

From Monday 9th October until Friday 20th October,  we will be taking part in a 10 day active travel challenge. During the ten days, children who make an active journey to school will receive a sticker to record their active journey on the class chart. 

The class with the most active travel journeys at the end of each week will get a visit from the 'Bike it' bear and an active class reward to use in school. All children who complete 10 active journeys will have their name entered into a prize draw. There will be a prize for a winning raffle ticket from Foundation, Key stage 1 (Years 1 & 2), Lower key stage 2 (Year 3 & 4) and Upper key stage 2 (Year 5 & 6). We will also be relaunching our 'Golden Lock' prize. We have a golden bike lock which will be placed on a bike/scooter in the bike shed one day during the week. At the end of the day, the pupil with the golden lock is able to come to main reception to claim their cycling prize. 

An Active Travel Update
During the summer term last year, we successfully achieved the 'Bronze Modeshift Star' for our work in encouraging and developing active travel in school. This year we are working towards our 'Silver Modeshift Star'. The involvement in the 10 day active challenge is just one incentive that we will be taking part in, as part of this work.

In school, we have a new Active Travel Group, which is made up of Mr Gunn, Mrs Cokeham, eight children from Key Stage 2, a school governor and a dedicated parent. The children meet each week to work on ways to promote active travel in school. We will be writing to you all soon about new plans for 'Get Bright Day 2017' and our new Bike and Scooter permits. 

Thank you for your support with achieving our Bronze Star. Please let us know if you have any other ideas or suggestions to support this initiative or raise further funding (e.g. for more bike/scooter storage etc.)

Yours sincerely 

Mr Gunn
Active Travel Co-Ordinator