Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Sustainable Travel

At Braunstone Frith Primary School, we actively promote and encourage active travel to school.  This includes the use of sustainable travel and transport such as walking, cycling or scooting.  We believe this is so important because as a school we aim to encourage travel which is healthier, safer and more sustainable.  We are looking for lifestyle changes rather than giving up cars altogether.  To do this, BFPS take part in several different schemes or work with charities to support children with their road safety skills and use of the Highway Code.  Here are some of the things we are doing as a school:

  • Travel Policy - This includes the promotion of sustainable travel through walking, cycling or scooting to school.
  • Dr Bike – Sessions offered through the charity Sustrans where children have the opportunity to have their bikes checked for basic safety measures.
  • Learn to Ride - Sessions offered through the charity Sustrans where Key Stage 2 children learn basic cycling skills.
  • Bike Ability – Where Year 5 & 6 children aim to achieve their Level 1 & 2 cycling certificate for being able to ride safely and with the skills needed on the playground and on the roads in the surrounding community.
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  • Road Safety – BFPS took part in Road Safety Week and entered a competition to design a road safety banner. A child from class 4N won!  We also had Year 4 & 5 children take part in designing a road safety banner which is displayed outside the bike sheds at Glenfield Hospital(Take a look at the link here to our Awards and Achievements page).
  • Walk to School - This is work done as part of the charity Living Streets.  Each class has 2 Walk to School Monitors who check every morning which children have walked, biked or scooted to school.  All children who take part in using sustainable travel get a badge on their lanyard each month.  The class with the highest percentage of children who take part also get a monthly trophy!

This year, we are also working towards the Bronze School Mark Award as part of the Bike It programme offered through the charity Sustrans.