Don’t Join the Car Side!
On 25th April , we launched a fantastic walking campaign called the ‘5 minute Walk Zone’ with the catchy slogan ‘Don’t join the car side!’ This asks all pupils and their parents to walk at least 5 minutes to school every day, but ideally more!
The aim of the zone is to reduce traffic and congestion around the school gates and improve the local environment for the school. By encouraging walking the zone also increases opportunities for healthy exercise and road safety education.
Year 5 pupils created a Walking Zone map by plotting where they got to after walking 5 minutes in every direction from the school. These plots were used to form a circle/ zone around the school which clearly shows a ‘realistic’ 5 minute walking distance from the school. The zone therefore shows how easy walking to school is, particularly for those pupils who live inside or near to the walking zone, and for those pupils who live too far to walk the whole distance, the zone encourages parking outside the zone and walking the rest of the way.