As part of our on-going commitment to the health and well-being of the children at Parkhill Junior, we encourage the children to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
Choosing active forms of travel helps children to be physically active and has a positive impact both on their physical health and their well-being. It creates a wonderful opportunity for you to spend time talking with your children about school or other aspects of their lives. It also reduces the traffic around the school, making the roads around the school safer for everybody.
Our curriculum includes teaching the children how to travel safely and the benefits to both their own health and the environment. We take part in the WOW scheme which means that children that regularly walk to school within a month receive a specially designed badge. We also regularly hold events to encourage children to use active forms of travel, including ‘Walk to School Week’ and ‘Bike Week’.
There are shelters in the playground where children’s bikes and scooters can be kept during the day. The children’s safety is paramount and we would like to remind you that wearing a helmet is a vital part of ensuring the children’s safety whilst cycling.
If you do travel to school by car we ask that you do not park on the zig zag lines outside the school entrances or blocking the residents’ driveways, but instead you find somewhere safe to park so your child is able to leave the vehicle safely. This also provides places for children walking to school to cross the road safely. Why not try our ‘Park and Stride’ Scheme. This involves parking at least a 5 minute walk away from the school and walking the last part of the journey. This avoids congestion around the school and gives you a chance to include some physical activity within your journey. Children who ‘Park and Stride’ qualify for the WOW scheme.
Below is a map that will help you find identify suitable places to Park and Stride from.