Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018 14:00
As part of the Sustrans Active Schools Travel programme we are holding a DITCH THE DARK DAY on FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018.
This is a day where we are encouraging our pupils to walk, scoot or cycle to school, to accessorize their uniforms in a bright and creative way (hi vis vests, hats, scarfs, leg warmers, gloves etc) and to decorate any bikes and scooters in a safe manner.
We will hold an assembly to discuss the importance of being bright and seen on darker days and prizes will be awarded to some pupils who make a special effort.
Parents are encouraged to actively travel with their children on the morning of Ditch the Dark Day.
** If you are unable to walk, scoot or cycle the whole journey from home, please consider a ‘Park n Stride’ option where you are encouraged to drive part of the journey to school, find a safe and suitable place to park up, meet friends and walk the final part of the journey (7-10 mins) – you may find this more relaxing than sitting in traffic. Our suggestions would be to park either close to the Nisa Service Station or close to the Post House Café and Trader D.**
This will be a fun day whilst highlighting the importance of being seen while travelling to school. We would ask for a small donation of £1 per pupil, which will be used by our School ‘Eco’ Council for ECO SCHOOL activities in the future.