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School Travel Ambassadors

The Big Pedal 23rd April - 4th May 2018

Our Travel Ambassadors are Parker Joe, Grace, Poppy, Riyad, Alex, Cole, Lilly and Archie.

Promoting Sustainable Travel and Working Together to Keep Safe on the Roads

As a community, we work together to promote and highlight sustainable and safe travel to school and when we are out and about at other times.  Staff and children work closely to try and include the whole community through our curriculum and targeted whole school events.

It is a priority at Peatmoor Community Primary School to ensure that our pupils travel to school safely. The role of the School Travel Ambassadors (STARs) is to help to ensure that Road Safety remains a high profile.

Our STARs are chosen because they are committed to sustainable transport and understand the need for children to be safe when travelling to school.

Their responsibilities include assisting our Swindon Borough Council School Travel Officer when she comes into school to give termly road safety assemblies and to help with promotions and competitions. They also help to collect information and carry out surveys for the School Travel Plan.

Our School Travel Ambassadors for this year are Parker Joe, Grace, Poppy, Riyad, Alex, Cole, Lilly and Archie.

School Travel Ambassadors

The School Travel Ambassador role involves:

  • Being a point of liaison between the Road Safety/School Travel team and the school community
  • Promoting road safety and smarter travel messages within school -  notice board, assemblies, website pages etc
  • Leading activities in school -  travel surveys, campaigns such as Walk to School week, special events and competitions
  • Representing their school at wider events, such as school travel conferences

Travel Ambassadors Newsletters

The Big Pedal - Monday 20th - Friday 30th March

Dust those saddles off, get the scooters out of the shed, GET SET ....… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2016, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school. Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the challenge runs from Monday 20th to Friday 31st April. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved. It would be great to have as many people as possible cycling and scooting to school throughout this time, and beyond.................


On each day of the challenge, schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK (including 12 schools across Swindon), and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win! Prizes include bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.


What’s next?

All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way if you can – parent and sibling journeys count too!


For more information about the event go to www.bigpedal.org.uk . 


Which class has the most cyclists/scooter riders?  And YES, Miss Jackson will be "on her bike"!

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