Category Archives: Brightkidz Blog

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

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...

National Clean Air Day – 15 June 2017

From classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries to this year’s Netflix series The Crown, air pollution in London has played an atmospheric role in our entertainment culture for many years. It may create an air of nostalgia, excitement and mystery but the reality is harsh. A Quick History Lesson In early December 1952 industrial pollution from Europe...

Get The Kids Outside – It’s Outdoor Classroom Day!

You’ve heard about Walk to School Week and probably taken part too. Now here's something else going on this week; which is helping children make the most of the great outdoors during class time. And we’ve plenty of ideas on how it could also be an inspiration to help you promote safe, active, sustainable travel......

What’s the Big Deal About a Little Sticker? – 10 Reasons to Walk to School

‘I need to make a volcano’! ‘I need a Greek costume!’ ‘I need to walk to school tomorrow!’ Being a parent is one of the most varied and challenging jobs in the world. No training course can fully prepare you. And when your child starts school there is a constant flow of homework projects, dress-up...