You will need to walk to school six times each month to earn a badge.
Park and Stride is a walk to school project that our school will be running this year with national charity Living Streets.
WoW (Walk Once a Week) is a scheme run by Living Streets, the charity behind the national Walk to School campaign, which encourages families to walk to school at least once a week. We have adapted this at Old Cleeve where we challenge families to not take the car to school at least two times a week! At the end of each month, children who managed this will receive a special collectable pin badge. There is a different badge to collect for each month of the school year.
What if we can’t walk to school?
If you live too far away, or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, we have an agreement with The Washford Inn to help out. They have kindly offered us the use of their car park so that parents can walk to school through a residential area as opposed to dangerous roads.
If driving we recommend that you take advantage of using the Washford Inn car park!
Children who take the bus to school can still earn their badges by becoming Park and Stride monitors.
How do I register a Park and Stride?
Under the shelter there are clipboards with you child's class on. Please tick to say if your child has walked to school from the Washford Inn that day. At the end of the week the results will be collected and recorded in the individual classes.
Why are we encouraging walking to school?
Under half of UK children walk to school and this number is decreasing, whilst the number of children being driven to school has doubled in the last 20 years. Our school is taking part because of the many benefits we believe it will bring to our children and the community.
If you have any questions about the programme, please visit livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschool for more information.
We hope that you join in with this fun project so your family can enjoy the benefits of walking to school.
All badges are manufactured in the UK from recycled yoghurt pot material, mounted with a safety pin fixing and custom-moulded to avoid breakage.