I, Chris Tremblett, promise to use my car less for the school run

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Potential savings could be 98,000 Hendersons' bottles full of CO2 and £50 per year

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Getting to School

walking busIf you live in Sheffield a great web resource about getting to school can be found on Sheffield City Council's website. It contains all you’ll need to know including

  • finding out how to get to school
  • find all schools in Sheffield
  • Child Safety Zones - what are they and where are they?
  • Transport for young people with Special Education Needs - the Council's policy
  • School entrance road safety schemes - what we do and where
  • School Crossing Patrols - which road crossings and schools are covered?
  • Kerb craft and Think Ahead! - what is it and what are the benefits?

WoW

If you can walk with your children to school, or they are old enough to walk on their own, why not WoW Walk Once a Week or Walk On Wednesday?

Infant and Junior schools are taking part. Infants get a different individual themed card each half term.  They receive a sticker for their card every WoW day they walk to school. Junior children have classroom charts to keep track of every WoW day they walk. Badges are awarded to each child who has walked to school on every designated day for the entire term, with 12 different badges to collect.  WoW not only helps to keep both children and parents fitter and healthier but reduces the number of cars around the school entrance making it safer for everyone.

Walking buses

A walking bus is a group of children walking to school under the supervision of at least two trained adults, one leading the group (driver) and one at the rear (conductor).

Walking buses promote fitness and develop road safety skills, reduce congestion and school gate parking, and provide an enjoyable, sociable and fun journey to school.

The following schools have walking buses:

Dobcroft Juniors, Dore Primary, Emmaus Primary, Firshill Primary, Foxhill Primary, Greystones Primary, Halfway Infants, Hatfield Primary, Hunter’s Bar Infants, Lower Meadow Primary, Nethergreen Infants, Nethergreen Juniors, St Catherine’s Primary, St Patrick’s Primary, Stocksbridge Infants, Wincobank Infants, Wisewood Primary.

Want to start one yourself? Contact a member of The School Travel Team at schooltravelplans@sheffield.gov.uk

Cycling to School

Did you know that in the UK only two per cent of children cycle to school?  

Sustrans, created Bike It to get more children pedalling towards a healthier, more sustainable future. Sheffield has two Bike It officers, to find out how your school can get involved contact

Henry Norman mobile: 07810 635 99007810 635 990 henry.norman@sustrans.org.uk Ruth Chiat mobile 07500 832 73407500 832 734 ruth.chiat@sustrans.org.uk

Did you know tha all Y6/5 children (and increasingly many older kids) are eligible for free Bikeability cycle training? - Parents/guardians should contact your childs school who can then book via

www.pedalready.co.uk. Passing level 2 Bikeabilty gives children the ability to cycle on their own on quiet roads to school!

And its not just for children….

Pedal Ready offer FREE two-hour cycle coaching sessions for all.

The session covers a bike check, bike maintenance, choosing the best route or dealing with traffic, however it’s up to you what you want to focus on.

Cycle to Health

A free project to promote the health benefits of cycling to adults is proving a big hit in Sheffield.  The Cycle to Health Project meets in Endcliffe and Hillsborough parks until November, and each session begins with an introduction to the benefits of cycling. Bikes are supplied at the sessions.

Contact health@pedalready.co.uk  

Energy Savings Trust

See the Energy Savings Trust website for ideas on how to transform the school run.

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