Walk to School & Travel Plan
We are delighted to announce that this year, we will working to maintain our Platinum status. As a school, we are part of the Modeshift STARS scheme – the national schools award scheme established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.
The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people. In recent years, we have taken part in Hampshire County Council’s walk to school week along with other similar initiatives such as Bike Week, Bikeability and Scooter challenges. We are pushing to create links with active travel through our curriculum by promoting the use of public transport in our school trips. For example, Year 5 will be embarking on a trip to the Museum of Farnham by a combination of walking and train.
Our children diligently log their journey to school every day and, if they manage to walk once per week, they can earn a badge each month! If we can continue to keep up the enthusiasm and maintain a healthy journey to school, we will be able to maintain our status as the first platinum awarded school in Rushmoor.
We have a very special Nature Explorers Club in our garden area. The children love spending time exploring nature within this area of the school. Here are some of the fantastic activities they take part in:
Tiny Treasure Hunt
The children went on a treasure hunt looking for different minibeasts, leaves and aspects of the habitat. They collected what they found in their box that they made and identified all the different species etc. Please see the attached sheets below that you can use to go on your very own hunt!