TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL TEAM 2017/2018
Hello, we are the ...TRAVEL TEAM! There are 6 of us.
Our job is to help the community be more active & healthy.
We also want to help to protect our planet.
One of the things we do is award the Golden lock.
On a Monday we put a ‘golden lock’ on a child’s bike or scooter and if they find the lock on thier bike or scooter they will be rewarded with a little prize and they can also keep the ‘travel teddy’ until the end of the week. We do this to encourage children to scoot and bike and be more active.
JACK ARCHER – WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK
WE WON THE JACK ARCHER AWARD 2017!
If you were wondering what the Jack Archer is? It’s an award for the school where the most children walk to school over a week. The fact we won proves we are a very active, health school!
LOLLIPOP LADY – SAFE CROSSING
We have a lollipop lady she is called Mrs Wright . She has the job of making it safe for children to cross the road at the safe crossing near the school gates. SHE IS AMAZING!!! This means children can get to school on foot or scooter or bike as they can cross the road safely
NO CAR DAY
Once every month we have a NO CAR day. We try to encourage our school to bring no cars or to use ‘Park and Stride’ if they live a bit too far away to walk, bike or scoot to school. This encourages children to be healthy and fit. It stops pollution and damage to our planet and it makes the area around school much safer.
BIKE IT BREAKFAST
To encourage children to bike or scoot to school every year we hold an exciting BIKE IT BREAKFAST. We provide healthy food for breakfast including fruit and yoghurt for children and their families on that morning. It gives us energy for the day ahead and is a sociable event at school. We give out raffle tickets to children and parents! who scoot or bike and there are lots of prizes to be won.
TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL TEAM 2016/2017
The Traffic and Travel team meet regularly to champion safe, environmentally friendly travelling approaches to A.Y.J.S. During the year, the Traffic and Travel team have promoted children cycling and scooting to school through the use of the 'golden lock', with prizes awarded randomly to cycles and scooters brought in to school to encourage children to travel in these ways. Furthermore, the team have taken a key role in monthly 'No Car Days', where they patrol the roads near the school encouraging and promoting the use of 'Park and Stride' systems in the village as an alternative to driving.
The Traffic and Travel team took part in a bike maintenance session, in order to learn more about keeping a bicycle in excellent working condition. Sustrans representative, Erin Gray, led the session which the children enjoyed whilst developing their hands-on maintenance knowledge. In the future, it is hoped that these skills can be used for helping to maintain other children's bikes.
Traffic and Travel representatives suggested that an activity to promote cycling within the winter months could be a Valentine's day special event and as such the 'Love your bike' day emerged. This allowed children to decorate and clean their bikes or scooters, then ride them to school to showcase them. Prizes were awarded for all taking part and a grand prize for the lucky winner.
20.03.17 - 31.03.17
The team organised, promoted and monitored the Sustrans 'Big Pedal' week. This included encouraging children in all year groups to ride their bike to school with the incentive of winning both individual and whole school prizes. The week was a success with greater numbers of children choosing this method as their means of transport.
22.05.17 - 25.05.17
Team members promoted, collected and encouraged children in all year groups to walk to school (using the 'Park and Stride' sites if required) as part of an intraschool competition. Daily figures were collected and totalled with a top prize for the class who had the greatest number of walking journeys.