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ACTIVE TRAVEL & TRAVEL SAFETY

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THE SCHOOL TOOK PART IN "BEAT THE STREET" COMPETITION.

The school took part in a new challenge called, “Beat the Street” which is a real life walking, cycling and running game for a whole community. The challenge was funded by the Ealing Council.

The competition ran in Southall from Wednesday 21 September – Wednesday 02 November 2016.

The Hambrough school team comprised of the whole school community—ie children, staff, parents and carers and our team competed against other participating school teams in the area.

· Staff and parents/carers were provided with a Beat the Street RFID (Radio Frequency ID) card  which they registered online.

· Children were provided with a fob.

· People scored points and won prizes by walking, cycling or running from point to point and tapping their card or on sensors (Beat Boxes) which were placed on lamp posts across the dedicated routes where the game was being played.

· A player taped their Beat the Street card or fob at various points on their way to and from work, school and to the shops.

· Registered players could win regular spot prizes for a ‘lucky tap’ on a Beat Box.

· The more Beat Boxes tapped, the further one travelled the greater the chance of winning a prize.

For more details about the challenge visit:

https://beatthestreet.me/Southall/homepage

2014 & 2016: GOLD status awarded to Hambrough for all our travel initiatives

We note that with the increase in the amount of traffic on the roads, accidents on the roads involving children – quite often during their journeys to and from school - have also increased.

Through various initiatives eg “Walk to School Week”, we promote sustainable, safe & healthy travel options, for those living out of the area, to reduce car journeys, congestion and pollution.

Please encourage children to walk, cycle, or scoot to school (and make use of our cycle and scooter pods for parking bikes and scooters). The school offers cycle proficiency to Year 5 and Year 6 (in the summer) provided by Cycle Training UK Ltd.

  • Being active on the way to school leads to more awake and alert pupils in the classroom
  • Walking, scooting and cycling helps improve air quality and the local environment around their schools by removing the number of cars around the school gate
  • Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. The journey to and from school is an ideal time for children to engage in physical activity
  • Reducing car use and congestion around the school gates increases pupil safety and reduces harmful toxic fumes
  • Walking / scooting and cycling to school are great ways to help pupils become familiar with their local environment

Road Safety:

  • The importance of Road Safety and Healthy School Travel  is taught within the PSHE lessons
  • Road Safety issues are raised at assemblies, through class work , special events and national campaigns

  Click here for the school’s Travel Policy

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