We are proud to have achieved our Gold Star Modeshift Award in September 2017.
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WALK TO SCHOOL
We are excited to tell you about a new walk to school project that our school will be running this year with national charity Living Streets and Hampshire County Council.
Who is involved?
Selected schools in Hampshire have been invited to participate in the project which encourages pupils and their families to walk to school at least once a week through an initiative called WoW.
What is WoW?
WoW is a scheme run by Living Streets, the charity behind the national Walk to School campaign, which encourages families to walk to school at least once a week. At the end of each month, children who walked at least once every week will receive a special collectable pin badge. There is a different badge to collect for each month of the school year, for 2016-2017 the theme of the badges is Our Neighbourhood.
What if we can’t walk to school?
If you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, all children can participate in WoW by walking at least 10 minutes to school.
If driving we recommend that you Park and Stride to earn your WoW badge - park safely away from the school e.g. at a friend’s house - and walk the rest of the way.
Why are we encouraging walking to school?
Under half of UK children walk to school and this number is decreasing, whilst the number of children being driven to school has doubled in the last 20 years. Our school is taking part because of the many benefits we believe it will bring to our children and the community.
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact Louise Weston or visit livingstreets.org.uk/walktoschool for more information.
We hope that you join in with this fun project so your family can enjoy the benefits of walking to school.
Hatch Warren Infant School is constantly working hard to ensure the children's safety including at the start and end of each school day. The
school is also working in consultation with the School Travel Plan Team and with the Junior school. We have a Travel team which has representatives from both schools, parents, councillors, local residents and the school travel team.
In order to make school a safer place we ask that parents consider the following;
Walk to school 2018-2019
Park and Stride Map
Scooter week (June 2019)
The children had a week of fun using their scooters. The children were allowed to scoot to school and to use them to complete the daily mile. Year 1 were also lucky enough to have scooter training so they understood how to use their scooters safely.
Walk to school week (May 2019)
The children took part in the National walk to school week. As an incentive the children could collect a different stamper each day to be entered into a prize draw. There was a definite increase in the number of children walking and also using the Park and Stride.
Park and Stride Relaunch (October 2018)
We re launched Park and Stride on the 19th October from the Portsmouth Arms. We had a great turnout and were really pleased to see so many people using this facility. Please keep up the good work.
Stay safe - new parking signs (September 2018)
We have been lucky enough to purchase some new signs to make paring safer outside school thanks to the generosity of Councillor Stephen Reid. These new signs have been used to remind parents where to think about parking safely.
Blingability Day (July 2018)
We had another amazing day in school. The children paraded their fantastic creations - thank you to all those who took part.
Year R Beep Beep Day (November 2017)
Year R took part in a road safety day in November 2017. The children had a fun day and learn a lot. They did a range of road safety activities throughout the day.
Modeshift Travel Award for Hampshire (November 2017)
Hatch Warren Infant School won an award for the best school in Hampshire for School Travel at the Modeshift awards in November 22017. We are very proud of our achievements.
Gold Modeshift Award (October 2017)
The School Travel Team, Councillor Terri Reid, County Councillor Stephen Reid and our Travel Champion from our Governors, Keith Bastin attended a special assembly to present our Gold Modeshift award. We are very proud to have achieved this award but we will continue to explore ways to reduce the number of children coming to school by car.
More road safety information at Hampshire Road Safety
Smarter ways to school ~ Interactive Route finder.....click to find different ways that you could travel to school. You will need to put in your home and the school postcode RG22 4PQ .
Links to overgrown hedges etc.
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