Launch of Golden Boot Challenge<br />Green Council 2011<br />
During may the green Council under took travel surveys with staff, parents and children of hawes Side primary School.<br />
What we found!<br />Parents , children and staff were all concerned about the number of cars near school at the beginning and at the end of the day.<br />Having more cars on the road means more dangers for cyclists and pedestrians.<br />It is also bad for the environment , as cars emit fumes which can damage the air around us.<br />
What we found!<br /><ul><li>Over half of you (56%) said you enjoyed walking and cycling to school.
This is great news for your health as walking and cycling are great ways to keep you fit and its great for the environment.
Well done keep it going!</li></li></ul><li>Just under half of you came to school in the car. <br />There were many reasons for this. Some of you live further away, some of your parents have to go straight to work after dropping you off. Some parents are limited with time other parents enjoy using the car.<br />We would like to reduce the number of cars near our school to improve safety and the environment around us. <br />70% of your parents said they would use a Park and stride scheme if one was introduced and this is what we have done.<br />What we found!<br />
What is park and stride?<br />Rather than parents driving all the way to school and clogging up the roads near school. Parents drive part of the way and park in an arranged car park. For us this is the Booths Supermarket car park.<br />Then you can walk the rest of the way to school.<br />This way you get some exercise, the roads around school are safer because there are fewer cars. The environment also benefits as less fuel is consumed and so there is less pollution.<br />
A chance for your class to win this fabulous trophy and a special treat every half term and to be crowned Golden Boot champions!<br />
Earn points every day for your class by:-<br />Walking to school<br />Cycling to school<br />Riding a scooter to school<br />Using the park and stride scheme.<br />NO points will be awarded for those who come in the car.<br />
My parents drive me to school then go to work!<br />Even if you can ask your parents to use the park and stride at least one day a week the points will count and you, your parents and the environment will benefit.<br />
I walk every day<br />Well that will count as 5 points – one for each day<br />
Every week Green Council members will collect the results for each class<br />
The Class with the most points every half term wins<br />
Together we can make a real difference around our schoolGood luck everyone<br />