The school journey is a perfect opportunity for children to learn about their local area, develop wider social skills and gain independence. Encouraging children to walk, cycle and scoot will reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates. It will also help your child’s mental and physical health. Teachers find that pupils who walk and cycle arrive at school more relaxed, alert and ready to start the day than those who travel by car.

How we can help…Bike It

  • Sustrans Bike It officers to support schools with walking and cycling
  • Travel planning advice and support
  • Help to access grants
  • Smarter Choices School Roadshows
  • Cyclist training
  • W.O.W Walking incentive scheme
  • Free resources, maps and timetables
  • Online walking planner WalkIt.com 
  • Junior Road Safety Officer Scheme support
  • Extended bus services and a bus/rail interchange
  • Access to Road safety education support

 

Streets Ahead

The ‘Streets Ahead’ schools educational programme helps improve understanding of the social, environmental, health and and lifestyle benefits of making sustainable travel choices now and in the future. The programme offers curriculum-linked lessons and activities focussed on sustainable transport and the associated wider issues and is fully-funded for Lowestoft schools.

Encouraging pupils, parents and staff to travel more sustainably to school will help to:

  • Enable parents and children to choose walking, cycling and public transport with confidenceStreets Ahead
  • Improve health and fitness through walking and cycling
  • Raise levels of physical and mental health and social well-being in your school
  • Equip children with better road awareness and give them familiarity with public transport
  • Provide an interesting focus for classwork within the national curriculum
  • Make the area around the school safer and more enjoyable for everyone.