Author Archives: Alison Holland

Behind the Scenes with Brightkidz – How Are Reflectors Made?

Are you ready for a science lesson? This week we invite you to take a look behind the scenes and see how reflectors are made. We’ll show you what’s inside a reflector and how the special materials and processes help to make them so bright. Finally, we've some fun 'reflector' tasks you can try in...

Why Walk for iWalk?

Welcome to October... Did you know every October is International Walk to School (iWalk) Month? Here in the UK it’s an ideal time of year to be organising walk to school events and launching initiatives; pupils and teachers have settled in with their new classes, outdoors autumn colours are enticing and the colder weather hasn’t...

Happy Birthday Modeshift!

Guest Post from Modeshift by Ross Butcher, Modeshift Chair Happy Birthday Modeshift This year Modeshift is celebrating 15 years of helping our members to support people to travel actively, safely and responsibly. From our humble beginnings mainly working with a small group of local authorities we have grown into a national organisation supporting a large...

Is it Safe in the Dragon’s Den? Getting Corporates on Board with Road Safety

‘Be brave.’ I told myself, ‘You can do it - just put yourself forward. It will be good for you and it will be good for Brightkidz’. And so I pressed the ‘send’ button on my email: Yes, I‘m interested in pitching in the 'Dragons Den' at the Good Stories conference. No turning back now....

Better Ways to Travel – How Social Enterprises are Promoting Safe, Active, Sustainable Journeys

Beep beep! Another traffic jam - you’re going to be late for your meeting! Congestion on our roads affects us all, from those in their own cars frustrated with delays and the lack of parking spaces to those walking their children to school or taking the healthy option of cycling to work. It’s a problem......

New Starters at Primary School – Ten Ways to Promote Walking to School

Starting school is a Big Thing; it’s exciting, they want to make friends and impress the teacher… and that’s just the parents! But it can also be overwhelming with so much information to take in and a strong desire to do the ‘right thing’. If you want parents and pupils to get the ‘walk to...

Catch The Bus Week 3-9 July Guest Blog and 12 Ways to Promote Bus Travel to Children

Why drive when you can be driven? Personally I'd much rather travel by bus than take the car... my time is my own to check my phone and I don't need to worry about the traffic or finding a parking space. However, many of us are in the habit of driving everywhere and would not...