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Save the air, walk there!

 

Use the map below to plan your walking journey to and from school.

 

 

We want to encourage all our children to walk to school as there are many benefits.  Here are a few:

 

  • Fitness and health

 

It's advised that children need at least one hour of physical activity each day.  Walking to school is a great way of exercising.

 

Plan your journey to school through traffic-free roads and quieter routes to avoid high levels of pollution.

 

  • Concentration at school

 

Studies show that children can burn off excess energy by walking to school thereby allowing them to settle in class and focus on learning.

 

  • Road safety skills

 

'Good habits learned young are learned well' https://walkit.com/walking-to-school/

Teach children how to walk safely to school so they can continue to do this as they get older.

 

  • Socialising and independence

 

A walking bus or walking to school with friends when older, can help children build friendships.  As a parent, walking to and from school with your child is a great way of having time in the day to bond - relaxing and talking.

 

Download your walking map today

 

STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe

Going for Gold!

 

STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe – is an accreditation scheme for schools, nurseries and colleges to inspire young Londoners to travel sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely.

 

In doing this, STARS empowers pupils and improves the safety and wellbeing of the whole community. It also encourages active travel behaviour and improves the environment around the school.

 

Almost 1,500 schools, nurseries and colleges in London are STARS accredited and we, Seven Sisters Primary School are one of them.

 

Participation in STARS can benefit the whole school community:

  • Children are healthier; pupils are more energetic and better prepared to participate throughout the school day
  • Improved attendance and academic success
  • Fewer cars, less congestion and improved air quality around the school
  • Equipping young people with valuable life skills to travel actively, responsibly and safely
  • Recognition within the school, the local community and across London for travel related achievements

 

On 18 October 2016 our children went to The Camden Centre to collect the gold sustainable travel award.  They had fun making badges. being speed super heroes and using peddle power to make smoothies - yum!

 

 

Gold

To get the gold award we had to be able to:

  • Complete 40 different travel activities within three academic years
  • Provide evidence for each activity completed (eg a photo or meeting minutes)
  • Demonstrate at least a 6% modal shift away from the car or at least 90% of pupils travelling via non-car modes
  • See a high level of participation and engagement in active travel across the whole school community

 

 

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