Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ Big Walk and Wheel 🚲 21st March – 1st April πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦½

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On Monday 21st March we will begin the Big Walk and Wheel, along with thousands of other schools up and down the UK. The aim of the Big Walk and Wheel is to encourage more families to travel to school actively, helping create healthier and happier communities. This could be in the form of walking, cycling, scooting, skating… Anything that allows you to travel actively. We know that so many of our families already walk, scoot and cycle to/from school – which is fantastic – and we’d love to see if we can encourage even more families to do the same!

We understand that this might not be possible for all our pupils. We know that many of you travel to school on the bus or by taxi, for example, and we know that some of our pupils live too far away to walk. In these cases, class teachers may choose to complete an extra physical activity with their whole class (at their discretion) and this would count towards our school total (see below). Perhaps an extra physical activity could be completed at home, such as a walk round the local area now the lighter nights are starting to come in – hooray!

You do not need to register for this event or tap a card anywhere (like Beat the Street). Your child’s teacher will record how their class travelled to school for each of the 10 days of the challenge (including any extra physical activity completed). The Junior Road Safety Officers will collate this information daily and enter it into the Big Walk and Wheel website. Each day, the schools with the highest percentage of children travelling actively to school will be entered into a prize draw to win different prizes. These prizes include new playground markings and games, micro scooters, cycle racks, bike bells… There’s even a prize to have an extreme mountain biking stunt show come to the school!

We hope you’ll help us to make the change in our community. Even just one less car journey to school each week can really make a difference.

Miss Napier

Carys & Eryn (Junior Road Safety Officers)

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