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Active School Travel

Active School Travel

Forest View Primary school promotes and encourages active travel for staff, children and parents. We focus on the benefits of walking, cycling or using public transport whenever it is safe or practical to do so.

By doing this we hope that the roads around our school will become less congested and pupil’s awareness of road safety, particularly during school opening and closing times will improve.

To help staff, parents and pupils make informed choices about active travel to and from school a range of information is available.

 

Go Smarter Online Journey Planner

An online journey planner can help can help you plan your journey either by foot, bicycle or public transport and is very easy to use. You can access it by clicking on the link below:

http://gosmarter.co.uk/journeyplanner

 

Cycling

School has a range of freely available bicycle and scooter storage facilities for visitors and pupils of the school. They are covered to ensure that your bike or scooter will not get wet especially during the winter months.

In order for you to plan your journey a cycle map is also available. This outlines all of the advisory cycle routes in South East Northumberland and many of these connect to the school. To download copies of the map please click on the links below;

http://www.gosmarter.co.uk/sites/default/files/South%20Tyneside_North.pdf

http://www.gosmarter.co.uk/sites/default/files/South%20Tyneside_South.pdf

Should you wish to request a paper copy of the map, and for other local cycling information please contact the Strategic Transport Team at South Tyneside Council suing the following email address;

strategictransport@southtyneside.gov.uk

 

Lots of information regarding cycling is also available on the South Tyneside council website.

https://www.southtyneside.gov.uk/article/38169/Cycling

Here you can read about the benefits of cycling and how to keep safe, download cycle maps for all areas of South Tyneside and find information on local cycling shops.

 

Active Travel Board in School Reception Area

In our reception area of school, we have details of walking routes around our school. We also have information about bus routes and how to apply for a pop card for your child.

 

Travel Ambassadors

Our school council members are also our junior travel ambassadors. They meet regularly with Ms Waugh to discuss any new travel initiatives that they would like to pursue in school and how they can promote them. They really enjoy discussing ideas for competitions and events such as ‘bling your bike’ day to promote active travel.

 

Should you have any additional questions or queries about facilities on site, please feel free to contact the School and a member of staff will be able to assist.

 

 

 

 

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