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All the latest news and updates from Brightkidz.

Grange Primary Academy leads the way

Grange Primary Academy has become the first school in Northamptonshire to achieve a national accreditation for helping more children regularly walk, cycle and scoot. The Department of Transport recently awarded the Kettering school its prestigious Modeshift STARS bronze award, as a result of their ongoing work with local social enterprise, Brightkidz. Teachers and pupils at…

Wicky Bear Proves a Success for Walk to School Week with Brightkidz

Wicky bear joins walk to school

Wicksteed Park’s much-loved mascot, Wicky Bear, met up with over 60 pupils, parents and teachers on their walk to Compass Primary Academy – arranged by Brightkidz social enterprise. Kettering-based Brightkidz promotes safe, active travel for children, and organised the fun initiative to celebrate UK-wide ‘Walk to School Week’ and spread the message to families to…

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:…

UK-wide recognition for Brightkidz social enterprise

Brightkidz has been recognised for its work to promote active travel to children, by being named among the UK’s top 100 social enterprises. Brightkidz, which was set up 15 years ago by founder Alison Holland, was listed in the highly acclaimed 2019 NatWest SE100 Index – a national scheme which celebrates the growth, impact and…

Scooting session is a hit in Kettering school

scooter training

“I haven’t been on a scooter in five years and I loved it”- a fun training day has helped children at a Kettering school feel safer and more confident on their scooters. Brightkidz – a Kettering-based social enterprise which promotes active travel and road safety – has been piloting its new ST:EPS project (Safer Travel:…

“A fantastic way for businesses to put back into their local community”

A J Wills sponsors Grange

“Children are our future. I hope that my support contributes towards them living a healthier lifestyle in the future” A local will writer talks about her backing of a Brightkidz project which aims to enable more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school. Brightkidz has been piloting its ST:EPS project at Grange Primary School…

ST:EPS project launched in Kettering

A pilot project to enable more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school is being rolled out across Kettering. Brightkidz – a Kettering-based social enterprise which promotes active travel and road safety – has been piloting its ST:EPS project at Grange Primary School in Kettering since last September. Following the success of the project…

Apprentice Eryn Roberts joins the Brightkidz team

1 minute read:  New recruit Eryn Roberts has joined the Kettering-based Brightkidz team in time to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The 19-year-old, a former Montsaye Academy pupil, knew she didn’t want to go straight to university after her A Levels and her love for marketing led her down the apprenticeship route. She heard about the Brightkidz…