Introducing WOW – Walk to School Challenge
Ryecroft is encouraging all families to swap the school run for a school walk, helping children to feel happier and healthier and reducing congestion at the school gates.
For the 16/17 academic year we are taking part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge, from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. WOW rewards children who walk to school at least once a week with a collectable badge each month.
There are 9 badges to collect across the year and daily journeys are logged by pupils on the interactive Travel Tracker accessed through the school’s whiteboard in the classroom. If your family already cycles or scoots to school, these will also count towards earning a WOW badge.
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, you can Park and Stride to earn your WOW badge. Park or hop off public transport at least ten minutes away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
If you have any questions, please contact school.
We will show some figures at the end of the month and see exactly how our pupils travel to school.
Steppin’ out to school - 6th December 2016
Strider walked into Ryecroft’s Breakfast club this week to give out badges and promote the Living Street’s WOW challenge.
After meeting children as they arrived for breakfast he stepped outside to greet pupils walking through the school gates.
Everyone got a special badge and RMBC co-ordinator Jim Shaw was able to talk to parents and carers about the national initiative the school is taking part in.