We are officially a Modeshift Stars Gold Award School. We submitted our entry for the Gold Award in March 2018 and have been given the great news that we were successful!
Ten Day Active Travel October 2017
We are delighted to announce that we have won a visit from Momo theatre, in January 2018, for our work during the 10 day Active Travel event.
Well done Waterthorpe for our Silver Modeshift Stars Award
10day Active Travel challenge 9th to 20th October
Thank you for taking part in Sheffield City Council’s 10 Day Active Travel Challenge starting on Monday 9th October and finishing on Friday 20th October2017.
We gave out lots of prizes to children coming actively to school. Our Active Travel Fairy was very busy!
Children who participated and put stickers on the charts in classrooms will receive a certificate. Children who travelled actively every day will receive a special badge. (We have to send numbers off and will give out badges as soon as they arrive in school.)
We have noticed several cars stopping, and sometimes parking on zig-zag lines. This causes a danger to children crossing. Lillie wrote a letter from the School Council to a taxi company when one of their drivers completely blocked vision on the crossing when it parked to wait for someone outside school. (See our Twitter feed.)
Susan won our Summer Travel Poster Competition for a fantastic poster with the slogan ‘2 Wheels and Feet, not 4 Wheels and Seats’. Her banner is now displayed on the school fence. Thank you Susan!
Lots of children took part in Bike Skills sessions this week. They all went away with much better braking and control skills, along with a fluorescent jacket to help keep them safe cycling as the journey to and from school becomes darker.
Wear it Wild Animal Parade to School for Clean Air Car Free Friday
Clean Air Walk to School sign competition
Thank you Susan for designing such a wonderful sign for our school. We hope to see it outside in the autumn term.
Car Free Days on Fridays:
In the summer term of 2017 our school took part in the Sheffield NHS Car Free Days campaign. We chose Fridays each week as our Car Free Day. The campaign aims to reduce congestion and pollution around schools and to promote active journeys to school to help all children to be physically active and ready to start their day refreshed and ready to learn.