Brake’s Kids Walk

posted by Lesley Cook, School Travel Co-ordinator, Schools & Learning

We are delighted to announce that Brake’s Kids Walk is back! We’re inviting all school-aged children to join the thousands taking part in a walk on 16 June 2021 to shout out for safe and healthy journeys.

Brake’s Kids Walk is a short, supervised walk, involving thousands of children aged 4-11 walking at the same time to promote important road safety messages within their community. Children walk in pairs in crocodile formation, while holding hands, to emphasise the importance of being able to walk without fear or threat from traffic.

Schools and families are invited to sign up to Brake’s Kids Walk and to receive a free action pack. This includes guidance about how to take part as well as teaching resources, lessons and activities to teach children vital road safety skills.

Brake’s Kids Walk is a great way to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face and raise awareness among parents, carers and the wider community about the need to protect children on our roads.

Sign up for a FREE action pack including:

  • Lesson plans
  • Assemblies
  • Activities
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Shaun the Sheep Kids Walk posters

“Brake’s Kids Walk is a great way for our school to raise awareness among the community of how we can create a safe environment to enable children to walk, while also fundraising to support a worthwhile cause.”  Iris Smith, HLTA, Penshurst Primary School

Brake’s Kids Walk 2021 is sponsored by eSure.

For more information and to Register please click on the link below:

University of Dundee Discovery Days 2021

Posted by Shabnam Wasim, Public Engagement Officer, University of Dundee


Event: Discovery Days 2021
Dates and times: Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th January 2021
Wednesday 9th January 15.00-16.30
Thursday 10th January 10.00-15.10
Friday 11 January 10.00-15.10

Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams

Main Details:
Join us at the University of Dundee to listen to our newest professors and award-winning staff & students, as they share with us the ideas that inspire them. Everyone is welcome.

Discovery Days 2021 will also include a public session of the University’s Court, where you will have the unique opportunity to hear from, and pose questions to, the Chair of Court, the Principal, and the Student Union president.

This event is free to attend, but booking is recommended. To see the full programme of speakers, and to book your free tickets please visit:

Free School Talks Programme – Royal Society of Edinburgh

posted by James Thomas, Marketing Officer, Royal Society of Edinburgh 

RSE@ Schools Talks:

The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh), Scotland’s National Academy of Scotland, is pleased to launch the 2020/21 series of talks for schools across Scotland. RSE@ Schools Talks are FREE to schools, years P6 to S6, and available at any point during the school year. The RSE is an educational charity, registered in Scotland, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. We were established in 1783 and since then have drawn upon the considerable strengths and varied expertise of our Fellows, of which there are currently around 1600, who are based in Scotland, the rest of the UK and beyond.

For more information please click on the link below:

Bike to School Week

posted by Lesley Cook, School Travel Co-ordinator, Schools & Learning

National Bike to School Week 2020 is coming 28th September to 2nd October.

To help schools get on board Sustrans have created a set of downloadable resources and we’d be grateful if you could alert your schools to where they can download them and get involved. to download the teacher’s resources, including the pack with 5 days of activities, info pack and assembly presentation.

Dr Cecilia Oram
Delivery Coordinator, Education | Behaviour Change | Sustrans Scotland
Preferred pronouns she/her

Rosebery House | 9 Haymarket Terrace | Edinburgh | EH12 5EZ
0131 346 1384 | 07789904028 | @SustransScot

Road Safety Week

posted by Lesley Cook, School Travel Co-ordinator, Schools & Learning

ROAD SAFETY WEEK – 16 – 22 November 2020

Join the campaign for safer streets!

Brake, the road safety charity, is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Road Safety Week which will run from 16 – 22 November 2020.

This year’s theme is No Need To Speed, encouraging everyone to learn the true impact of speed on our safety.

Make a difference in your area by joining this year’s campaign. Register for a free action pack and get access to resources, guidance and educational tools available for all schools and educational practitioners. From lesson plans and activities to educational games and videos, we want everyone to join together and spread the word that there is No Need To Speed on our roads. 

Register now at or by clicking the link below.

Angus Toy Appeal / Voluntary Action Angus

posted by Lynn Richards, Community Justice Assistant, Angus Council

Angus Toy Appeal /Voluntary Action Angus – Keep Little Hands Busy – Referral Guidelines

Referral Guidelines

Angus Toy Appeal are working in partnership with Voluntary Action Angus to deliver a COVID19 “keep little hands busy” appeal.

Families are struggling with staying at home in many ways, keeping children busy is particularly difficult, more so if parents are stressed about money, job security, etc.

We aim to reach these families right now, and supply age appropriate toys, activities and games to help alleviate some of that pressure.

We do sometimes get “doublers” from different agencies, but if in doubt submit your referral to ensure we don’t miss any children out.

If you require specific sensory toys or to assist with learning disabilities, please be specific on your referral.

Due to the urgency, and schools being closed all bags will be delivered straight to the family by a volunteer from Voluntary Action Angus or a committee member. 

Dead line for referrals 

There is no dead line! Who knows how long children and parents will need our support!


Tel:-  Sharon or Claire Spink on our toy appeal hotline – 07783426770

Post:- Sharon Spink, 78 Patrick Allan Fraser Street, Arbroath DD11 2LX

Under GDPR all information is confidential and destroyed appropriately. We do require the family name and address to assist with double referrals, but this information is not shared with anyone. No other information is passed on.