At Cupernham Junior School we encourage our children to have a healthy and active lifestyle.
We are constantly working hard to ensure the children's safety including at the start and end of each school day therefore in order to make school a safer place and benefit our community, we ask that parents consider making an active travel choice to and from school where possible; walking scooting or cycling. This is outlined in our School Travel policy document
(Policies | Cupernham Junior School (secure-primarysite.net)). We have secure storage for bikes and scooters on site and will be taking part and promoting Walk to School Week in May.
My Journey - The School Run Video
In Feb 2022 Cupernham Junior School relaunched WoW which 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.
How could you travel to school?
What if we can’t walk to school?
We understand that it is not always easy for families to walk to school at time, if you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school however we all need to endeavour to do our bit to reduce the issues of travel for our school. All children can still participate in WoW by walking at least 10 minutes to school one day a week so Park & Stride may be an option for you.
Park and Stride
Another way to earn your WoW badge is to park safely away from the school e.g. at a friend’s house - and walk the rest of the way. This provides great exercise and also helps ease congestion and seeks to improve air quality around the school. When parking close to the school please do consider the local residents; do not block driveways, do not park close to junctions and do not cause obstruction.