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The Little Village School with a Big Heart

School Travel Policy

What is the School Travel Policy?

The main aim of the School Travel Policy (STP) is to reduce single occupancy car use on the school journey, by promoting and encouraging safe and sustainable travel.  Increasing sustainable travel helps to reduce congestion and pollution, as well as improving the health and fitness of children.

 

At Dorney School, we would like to reduce the number of children travelling to and from school by car as we know traffic and parking around the school is a huge concern.

 

We actively encourage our pupils and staff to walk, scoot or cycle to school as they:

  • keep us fit and healthy
  • help our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe as they travel further afield and more independently
  • help keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion
  • are life skills that everyone should be able to benefit from

 

Where a car must be used we ask parents to drive only part of the way, and drop their child(ren) off away from the school so that some of the journey can be walked or scooted.  Parking is very restricted around the immediate school site.  We ask that parents do not use the staff car park and that visitors refrain from doing so where possible.  We also plead with anyone coming to our school to refrain from driving down or parking in Harcourt Close, the road leading up to the school.  There is ample parking in the village hall car park at the rear of the school.  We ask that you are courteous to oncoming cars whilst using this route.  Please be considerate to our local residents when parking nearby to the school.

 

We launched 'WOW 'only 2 weeks ago and so far, 100 children out of 196 earned their badges - Well Done!

 

October is an international WTS month and WOW is doing #WALKFORTHEWORLD social media challenge to support natural habitat and animals across the globe by reducing car emissions.

This challenge is not just for the schools but for parent/carer(s) too!

There are £100 worth vouchers to be won!

Please see the link below how to enter:

 

International Walk to School Month | Living Streets

The prizes: There are six prizes in total; three prizes for school accounts and three for parents/carers accounts.. School accounts: We have three £100 vouchers up for grabs to buy our Walk to School resources for your school. parent/carers accounts: We have three £100 vouchers from a sustainable children clothing brand.

www.livingstreets.org.uk

 

   

 

 

W O W t he W AL K T O S C H O O L chal l e n g e Joi n t he FUN!

livingstreets.org.uk/wowlaunch 2021/22 Get involved on social media: #WALKTOSCHOOL @LIVINGSTREETS LIVINGSTREETSUK LIVINGSTREETS

School Travel Policy

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November 2021

 

15th to 21st November 2021 - Road Safety Week

https://www.brake.org.uk/road-safety-week

 

18th November 2021 - Beep Beep! days

Beep Beep! Days | Brake

September 2021

   More about the Green Cross Code

 

 Road Safety

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