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P4McA top the Interclass Active Travel Competition for October

Miss McAnearney's P4 pupils recorded 69% of their October journeys to and from school to be 'active,' which was the highest class score for this month. This means that they hold onto the Sustrans Trophy for the next month and each received a small prize for their efforts.

Well done P4McA 

The Big Pedal...one week before we get started

 

Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose an active journey to school.

The challenge runs from 25 March to 05 April.

 

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents walking, cycling or scooting to school. Our best five days will determine our final position in the challenge. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

 

Why we’re taking part

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils actively travelling to school. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for active journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.

What’s next?

 

All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to walk, cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!

For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk

 

SUSTRANS - P4 Orienteering

It was great to have Dave Wiggins, our Sustrans Link Officer, in with us today taking our Primary 4 pupils for orienteering. The pupils were placed in groups and had to use a numbered map to find pictures. At the end of this the groups had to use the words of the items they found to label a bike. This was followed up in the classroom with a conversation about bike safety. Click on the 'read more' link below to see the P4s in action.

Dave also popped in with P5W to inform them that with 88%, they were the best class with Active Travel journey's recorded for April. Well done P5W...winners for the second month in a row.

Which class will win the Interclass Active Travel competition for May?

Ditch the Dark Day 2019

As part of the Sustrans Active Schools Travel programme we had a 'Ditch The Dark Day' on Friday 18 January 2019.

Many of our pupils walked, scooted or cycled to school. They also wore bright and colourful clothing. Accessories were bright and creative, even bicycles and scooters were reflecting the theme! The money raised will be used by our School Eco Council to purchase some prizes for the winning classes of this years monthly Interclass Active Travel Competition and also to purchase some new equipment for our gardening club.

It was lovely to welcome once again Mr Dave Wiggins, our Sustrans Officer, and also Mr Michael Kennedy from the Department of Infrastructure which helps fund the work of Sustrans. Mr Wiggins led a whole school assembly, were he reiterated the importance of being bright and seen during the winter.

It was a very busy (and bright) day as you will see by browsing through our photo gallery;