At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.
This initiative gives pupils the opportunity to lead on promoting road safety to thier school communities - in a fun way, while getting serious road safety messages across.
We love seeing children cycle to school with their parents, or independently. Please can we remind ALL parents that if you allow your child to cycle to school, they MUST wear a cycle helmet. In today’s day and age, with the amount of traffic we have on the roads, it is so important to help keep the children safe from serious accidents. Thank you for your support.
It is also advisable to have a lock on the bike to keep it secure in the cycle shelter.
BWJS is maintaining its link with ‘Living Streets’ and continuing with the WoW scheme that was introduced several years ago.
WoW 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. At the end of each month, children who walked at least once every week will receive a special collectable pin badge. There is a different badge to collect for each month of the school year.
The main focus of the project will be the ‘Walk once a Week’ (WoW) initiative which all of our pupils can participate in.
Even if you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, all children can participate in WoW by walking at least 5-10 minutes to school.
Under half of UK children walk to school and this number is decreasing, while 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.