Walk to School Week

15th May 2019

WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK

This coming week is Walk to School Week and Highfield Middle School is proud to be taking part. We would like to encourage you to allow your child to walk, cycle or scoot to school so that we can record as many sustainable journeys to school as possible. We will be carrying out activities during pastoral time that promote sustainable and safe travel to and from school, as well as handing out some rewards and goodies.

As part of Walk to School Week, On Tuesday 21st May we will be taking part in ‘Happy Shoesday’, whereby children that have walked, cycled or scooted can wear their ‘happy’ shoes to school. This could be a pair of trainers or a pair of shoes that they feel comfortable in. (Please note that children are not permitted to wear high-heeled shoes, open-toed shoes, and that they must have normal trainers if they are participating in PE or Games).

Recently, I reminded children of road safety in an assembly and we would also ask you to insist that your child travels safely to school at all times. Children must wear helmets if cycling or scooting and must be aware of traffic when crossing roads, following road safety rules at all times.

Walking, cycling or scooting to school has many benefits. It gives children exercise, which allows them to be healthier and happier. It also reduces the number of cars around the school gates, making walking, cycling and scooting a safer way for children to travel.

If your child comes to school in a car, we would encourage you to park at Highfield Park or Fairview car park. This would give the children the opportunity to walk to school and would also free up traffic and congestion outside of school.

We hope that you support us in making this a successful week and thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Mr R. Mills