Category Archives: Brightkidz Blog

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

Scootfit comes to Grange Primary! 

scootfit session

4 minute read:  Alison, Eryn and Fiona had a fantastically fun afternoon at Grange Primary School in Kettering on Friday, 22nd March joining James from Scootfit delivering sessions to a range of year groups. James had been going from the morning, so he was in full swing when we arrived at the end of his…

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…

Why is it Called the “School Run”?

kids running

4 minute read:  This was the question I asked myself this morning as I walked past a whole row of cars, stuck in a queue near my house. “Run” makes it sound like they are going quite fast… like it is somehow fun or exciting. It isn’t though. I looked at the faces of those…

Walking blog – it’s my life!

walk to school

2 minute read:  A welcome message from Brightkidz Fiona. It’s hard sometimes, when you don’t really have much of a say in the way things work: Get up; brush your teeth; wear your uniform… there aren’t many times in a day when you get to do exactly what you want, the way you want to…

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…

Teamwork Trust and Brightkidz

Threading rigid reflectors

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!

south end primary school

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?

school library windows

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…