Belswains Travel Plan and Junior Travel Ambassadors
Belswains are pleased to announce we have achieved our Silver accreditation from Modeshift Stars Travel Plan. This means we are encouraging our pupils and staff to be active members in reducing air pollution in our local area and keeping fit and healthy.
As a school we want the very best for our pupils, not only educationally but also for their health and safety. So our travel plan is designed to encourage children to walk, cycle or scoot to and from school, helping to increase pupils’ independence, safety, health and fitness.
To help with this we are giving our pupils the skills they need to stay safe on the streets. They have been learning to ride scooters and bikes safely, they have looked at how and where to cross the road and we plan to have visits from GIST to make children aware of the danger of crossing around lorries and large vehicles. We have encouraged walking to school by taking part in National Incentives such as Clean Air Day and running competitions between classes for the most children who walked.
We know there will always be parents who have to drive because of the distance they are away from the school, or they may need to go straight to work, so we have been asking children to see if they can get their parents to park a little further away from school and walk down one road once a week. We call this park and stride. We hope by encouraging a more eco- friendly way to travel to school, we will also be improving our local environment.