Welcome to scotts' Healthy schools and TRAVEL PLAN page.
Travel Plan Conference Meeting
On the 6th March 2020, Mr Grewal and I visited Coopers Coburn School in Upminster for the 2020 Travel Plan Conference.
We met with other local schools in the borough and we all shared our achievements over the previous year. We met our local borough members and external agencies who offer their services to our community. Mr Grewal and I have some great ideas to implement in the upcoming year. Watch this space!
On a recent visit to the Metro Bank in Romford, our year fives used public transport to travel there and back.
Early years have been busy learning about road safety in the autumn term. They particularly learnt how to walk along the pavement and play near roads safely.
Our Junior Travel Ambassadors kicked the day off with a road safety presentation.
A timeless road safety TV advert called King of the Road that was watched by our EYFS children.
As part of our Healthy Schools initiative, we are running a lunchtime club at 12:30 on Tuesdays called 'Trouble Tuesdays'. The club is run by our Rainbow Champions and Mrs Bones. Our Rainbow Champions have had specific training for the role and Mrs Bones has attended a Youth Mental Awareness course recently.
The club gives our children an opportunity to have a break from the playground and discuss their troubles with a peer or an adult. Other members of our Rainbow Champions continue to be available on the playground.
We are looking forward to having a Rainbow Champion bench put in place very soon so that our children have a place to go to, where they can be easily found when they wish to have a chat with one of our Rainbow Champions on the other days of the week.
Cycle Awareness Day
19th & 20th September 2019
Luckily, the sun was still shining and lovely and warm when some of our children in year 1 and year 2 participated in our bike and scooter training recently. This event was thoroughly enjoyed and their class teachers have reported that the children returned back to class with big smiles.
In November, all of our year one pupils were given a great book called 'Why Animals Can't Ride Scooters and You Can'. The books are all about animals who fail miserably to ride their scooter safely. From downhill blunders to negotiating driveways. Clever and engaging imagery helps bring the charming story to life as it warns children of what happens when scooting goes terribly wrong.
Bikeability Training with 5L
23rd to 27th September 2019
This week, some of our students in 5L have been busy peddling towards their level one and two Bikeability certificates.
Thanks to Sustrans and their expert instructors, pupils have developed better, safer cycling habits that have prepared them for dealing with short journeys to school and the local shops. Thank you, Sustrans!