The Raglan Schools Travel Scheme
At The Raglan Schools we are keen to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. We are a part of TFL’s STARS accreditation scheme, which inspires young Londoners to think differently about travel and its impact on their health, wellbeing and the environment. We are pleased to announce that both our Infant and Junior School currently have a gold accreditation!
What are our aims?
At The Raglan Schools we aim to:
Reduce the amount of cars journeying to and from our schools on a daily basis.
Educate our children about the benefits of living an active lifestyle.
As air pollution is a key issue that is getting more and more awareness across London, we believe at The Raglan Schools that we should make our children aware of the benefits of living a healthy and active lifestyle.
What are we doing at The Raglan Schools to raise awareness of an active lifestyle?
At The Raglan Schools we take part in Road Safety week. This involves us teaching the children about the green cross code and why it is so important. We run competitions and assemblies regularly to discuss the importance of road safety.
We have also been campaigning to get the local authority to put in a zebra crossing outside our school to make it safer. The local police and 6 of our pupils stood outside our school and were using the police gun to stop people driving over the limit. The pupils then got to question the drivers about their speed and whether they understood the implications of them driving over the speed limit!
Our children have also enjoyed more active school trips this year. At The Raglan Schools we undertake an educational visit every half term. We have completed walking trips such as, trips to the local area as well as The River Lea in Year 5. This allowed the children to experience the wildlife through a different perspective whilst engaging in active travel.
In May 2018, Year 3 and 4 took part in Bikeability training level 1. The children had the opportunity to learn new skills on a bike such as travelling, stopping and accelerating. The children had a great few days testing and learning their new bike skills.
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