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.