St John’s took part in the HUSS (Hands Up Scotland Survey) this week. This is an annual survey across Scotland to establish how children normally get to school. We submitted 362 responses across our nursery and primary school setting.
In St John’s we will continue to promote Active travel by using the WOW travel tracker tool in classes, children who walk, scoot, cycle or park and stride to school can earn a monthly badge for their efforts.
As always, we would encourage everyone who can, to travel actively to school, it supports physical and emotional health, helps with local pollution and helps alleviate parking issues around the school.
This month we issue 231 badges to children for active travel to and from school which is a slight rise from last month. As the weather improves and daylight lengthens we hope to have even more children qualify for an Active Travel badge in April and May.
To qualify for a badge, children must travel to school actively three times a week during the month. Active travel includes scooting, cycling, park and stride, walking or skating to school. It may even be if parents and children choose to park two or three streets away and walk the final stretch to school.
If we can all make the effort to park away from the school we can make the roads around our school safer for everyone!
We are delighted to be supporting Active Travel in St John’s with WOW Ambassadors. We have a pupil ambassador from each class from P3-7 and their role is to encourage pupils to travel actively to and from school, where possible, and to remind teachers to log pupil journeys daily in class. In addition to this, WOW ambassadors have the monthly role of handing out WOW badges to the children in class who have logged active journeys throughout the previous month.
Our list of class WOW ambassadors is listed below:
Supporting them will be our new P6 Junior Road Safety Officers, Ahmad and Mayci.