We are delighted to announce that BCS will be taking part in Walk to School Week, from Monday 17th May to Friday 21st May.

As part of the week, we are encouraging all children to either walk, cycle or scooter their way into or home from school. Walking has so many benefits from physical to mental wellbeing; aiding concentration and creativity and creating safer, less polluted and more welcoming streets. All that makes for a happy, healthy child set up for success in and out of the classroom.

This year’s theme focuses on the walking superpowers that benefit individuals, communities and the planet. These include:

  • Super Strong
  • Super Smart
  • Super Smiley
  • Super Safe
  • Super Sustainable

More families walking means fewer cars on the road during the school run, helping to reduce congestion and pollution at the school gates. Throughout the week, there will be members of staff alongside us, The Heads of School, on the Pedestrian gates and in the Houses each morning to award all those who take part with stickers congratulating them on taking part in the event.

We are also aware that it might be difficult for some families to walk the entire distance to school. As we’d like as many children to take part as possible, children are also encouraged to walk part of their usual journey, or to complete a short walk of an evening. If you aren’t able to do this perhaps you could try walking this journey at the weekend.

Thank you for taking the time to think about our environment and the ways that you can help. The environment is so important to us and we would be delighted if you could join in and do you part for the environment.

Please share any pictures of your walking adventures with Mrs Dredger for use on the School’s social media dredgerjs@thebluecoatschool.com

Plenty of useful resources can be found using this link, including the Activity Diary below.

Activity Diary During Lockdown

Happy walking!

The Heads of School