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 17/18 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.
Wow 109 badges earned this month. One more month to go - lets see who will have their full set of walk to school badges. Fantastic everyone!
Class 1 - 20
Class 2 - 20
Class 3 - 14
Class 4 - 24
Class 5 - 14
Class 6 - 17
Fantastic 123 badges awarded for May 2018. Lets keep going and earn those last 2 badges of the school year. Well done everyone!
Class 1 - 21
Class 2 - 22
Class 3 - 24
Class 4 - 23
Class 5 - 17
Class 6 - 16
Walk to School Badge Competition 2018
The badge competition is now well on its way. There is still time to enter the competition if you have not done so already.
Living Streets is running a national competition across all schools to take part in the Walk to School challenge 2018. The theme for this year is Walk the Seasons. We are looking for WOW badge designs that reflect a year’s journey through autumn, winter, spring and summer, bringing to life what children see across the year on their walk to school.
The 11 winning designs will be turned into more than 400,000 badges and will feature across next years WOW challenge. If any of our pupils are competition winners our school would receive £500 of resources and the winning pupil(s) would receive a goody bag and trophy.
Will one of our school children have the winning design?
Mrs Smyth will also be choosing a winning design in school so that we can have this enlarged and displayed in school. The lucky winner will also receive a special prize and be given a priority parking spot in our bike and scooter park for the rest of the year!
Entries must be sent into school by Friday 9th March 2018.
Well done everyone once again - 119 badges issued for December. Lets keep going!
Class 1 - 19
Class 2 - 17
Class 3 - 26
Class 4 - 24
Class 5 - 20
Class 6- 13
We begin January 2018 in Central America. With a fantastic design by Fabian from Wisborough Green Primary School in West Sussex, whose badge was inspired by the Aztecs.
Did you know.........All badges are manufactured in the UK from recycled yoghurt pot material!
Well done everyone!
Lets take a look who has achieved their badges this month.
Class 1 - 16
Class 2 - 17
Class 3 - 25
Class 4 - 19
Class 5 - 18
Class 6 - 18
Let's see who has achieved our December badge when we return to school after the Christmas break!
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.