Category Archives: Brightkidz Blog

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

Road Awareness For Toddlers – Laura’s Mission

As parents we all want our children to be safe near traffic and to also lead healthy, active lives. Laura Zitver is a mother of two young children, former road safety officer and former teacher who recognised there was a lack of road safety education for toddlers. So she started RAFT - Road Awareness For...

10 Travel Tales for National Storytelling Week and World Book Day

Are you ready for a story? National Storytelling Week starts tomorrow (27 January... until 3 February), and World Book Day is coming up (1 March). The flexibility of these popular events means they can be used by educators to inspire learning and interest in many different areas… including how pupils travel to school. We love...

Where are you going to Travel2Next?

We're usually busy giving you practical ideas on how to promote walking, cycling and scooting to school. But today I'm taking a wider view and looking at how businesses can help their own staff to travel in safe, active, sustainable ways using a workplace travel plan. To see this in action we'll take a look...

Promoting Road Safety in Schools – 10 Tips to Get You Started

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Are you a teacher or a parent keen to get children to walk, cycle or scoot to school, but concerned about road safety? We know fear of traffic is one of the biggest barriers to parents letting their children travel in active ways to school. Here are some ideas on how to promote road safety...

Wear it Well – 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Hi Vis Waistcoat

Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks - take your pick - it’s pretty unlikely any of these will feature a hi vis jacket on the catwalk. Although designer Karl Lagerfeld may have carried it off well when he wore one for a French road safety campaign, let’s face it, ‘hi vis’ isn’t exactly a fashion...

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...