The annual travel survey takes place during October each year. Every child in each year group is asked how they travel to school and how they would prefer to travel to school. This is administered via a hands up survey in class and results are recorded directly onto the A*STARS website.
Road safety education walk in the vicinity of the school. Each child must be accompanied by a parent or carer.
A member of the Road Safety Team will meet with the adults initially to discuss what will happen on the walk and deliver some key road safety messages to the parents/ carers. The Road Safety Team will then talk to the children and adults as a whole, before going out and walking a short risk assessed route close to the school.
Walking Or Wheeling (WOW) is an incentive scheme that rewards children for active* travel on the journey to school (*Walking, Scooting, Cycling, Park and Stride and Public Transport). Pupils record their mode of travel each day and are rewarded with badges when they achieve a set amount of active travel journeys during in a half term period.
This initiative enables schools to try out WOW for one term (or more if successful). It can also be used to raise awareness of Park and Stride schemes or to promote a walking bus.
Cycling in the curriculum is simply raising awareness about cycling as part of other national curriculum subjects. Cycling covers a wide range of subjects such as physical education, science, maths and PSHE to name but a few. Ready made lessons plans for various key stages and topics are available to download. These can be adapted to suit or alternatively, teachers can plan their own cycling based lessons. Evidence of the lesson will need to be provided, such as pupils work or lesson plan monitoring.
A Scootathlon is a race that can be targeted at any age group. This fun activity incorporates running and scooting for younger children and can comprise a third discipline (cycling) for older children. It could be carried out at the end of Scooterbility or Bikeability Training as it allows children to practise some of the skills that they have learned.
Yr 5/6 Bikeability Cycle Training (Funded by the DfT)
What is it?
National standard cycle training for children aged 10 and over. The Bikeability level 2 course is delivered over 2 full days. The first morning session takes place on the school playground and seeks to achieve the level 1 outcomes. The remainder of the course is undertaken on-road along risk assessed routes in the local vicinity of the school. The course lasts 2 full days to achieve level 2 aims.
WOW is an incentive scheme to encourage pupils to travel to school in a sustainable and safe way.
How does it operate?
Class teachers log on and ask children to record their daily journeys using the WOW diary.
How do pupils earn badges?
Pupils need to record an average of 3 A*STARS journeys per week over a set period of time.
What do we mean by A*STARS journeys?
Any journey that uses a sustainable mode of travel (excluding car or van) and includes best road safety practices is classed as an A*STARS journey.
What is 100+ Achievers?
Schools that take part in WOW for a whole academic year have the opportunity to enter their children into an annual prize draw at the end of the year. To be entered, children must accumulate 100 or more A*STARS journeys.