Category Archives: Brightkidz Blog

Inspiring safe, active travel for children – news and views from Brightkidz social enterprise.

Teamwork Trust and Brightkidz

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2 minute read:  To mark World Down Syndrome Day, we’d like to introduce you to some of our friends at Teamwork Trust Charity. Recently, Brightkidz Director Alison and new recruit Fiona popped in to visit. Teamwork Trust supports adults who have mental health needs, physical and learning disabilities, such as Down Syndrome. With Teamwork, individuals…

Shining Bright with South End Infants!

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1 minute read:  On Monday, 11th March, to mark the start of British Science Week, Brightkidz Alison and Fiona set off to South End Infants School in Rushden to help them with their superb array of sessions dedicated to different aspects of science. Alison and Fiona were to work with Year 1 pupils to show…

Which Books Can Inspire Active Travel?

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2 minute read:  At this time of year, parents, teachers, library staff and children are all obsessed with World Book Day. Which led me to wonder which books are out there to help inspire better travel choices? Below are my top 5 (in no particular order!) followed by 3 favourites from Brightkidz: 100 Things for…

The Big Pedal – Has Your School Signed Up?

How can you inspire more children to cycle or scoot to school this spring? One great way is to make sure your school signs up to Sustrans Big Pedal, the UK's largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. It's free to enter and there's a chance to win some great prizes... including Brightkidz goodies. Track Your...

Better Air for Your Children – Lessons from Lewisham

The air in our cities may look cleaner than the smog of the 1950s but nowadays much of our air pollution is invisible... although still harmful. But there is hope; there are many actions we can take to make our air cleaner including greening our cities and choosing to walk or cycle more. Pupils from...