Broomwood Hall School recently celebrated its Walk to School Week, which was an opportunity to remind children of the physical, mental health and environmental benefits that walking brings. All children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities designed to help them consider the ways in which they travel to school each day. These included TuesdayShoesday - a fundraising initiative from the PA which let children wear shoes of their own choice in return for a donation to the school charities - which was designed to to help them to think ‘Feet First’ when travelling in the local area;
At the Upper School, the Travel Ambassadors led a whole-school assembly outlining the range of travel options available across the age ranges, as well as the benefits for health and the environment. All form groups took part in a daily travel survey to form a sustainable travel competition and Class 6 girls completed their Level 2 Cycle Proficiency Training with Wandsworth Council. This is a four day course to help children build confidence when cycling on main roads and to prepare them to undertake more independent journeys both to and from school. As the film shows, it's also great fun.
At the Lower School, there was a flurry of golden lock winners all week, with more children making a huge effort to walk, bike or scoot this week. Golden locks are awarded throughout the year to children who don't travel to school by car.
Walk to School week is an important recurrence in the school calendar that contributes to developing healthy habits for life.