Author Archives: eryn

Legs Matter!

stand up for legs

This year sees the first ever Legs Matter week, which aims to raise awareness of leg and foot health care across the UK. Issues relating to feet and legs are increasing, which is why healthcare professionals want to help people understand how to take better care of themselves. How does this relate to active travel?…

Popular local mascot ready to join Brightkidz and school children to help promote ‘Walk to School Week’

Wicky Bear and Brightkidz Lance

For Walk to School Week Brightkidz have rallied support from another social enterprise, Wicksteed Park, which is local to the Brightkidz Northamptonshire base. Their much-loved mascot, Wicky Bear, will be joining Brightkidz and local pupils as part of this national initiative to get more kids walking to school. Click here to download and view video:…

World Meningitis Day

wmd19

2 minute read:  Today is World Meningitis Day and although Brightkidz blogs are usually about promoting active travel, this week instead we are turning to our new apprentice Eryn to give you a blog with a more personal story. Over to you Eryn… The theme for World Meningitis Day 2019 is Life After Meningitis.  Meningitis…

The smoothie making bike

Smoothie making on bike

2 minute read:  British Science Week proved to be the ideal opportunity to roll physical activity, healthy eating and sustainable living together using fruit, a food blender and a bicycle. Rob Bounds, School Travel Plan Officer at Derbyshire County Council explains; “Having achieved Modeshift STARS Gold, Dallimore Primary School are continuing to promote active and…