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Alison
Next HQ

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 at the award-winning Travel2Next initiative by well-known clothing, footwear and home products retailer Next.

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Alison
road safety stickers

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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 in your school and help make parents and children street-smart and confident enough to leave the car at home.

If you’re a parent you can encourage your child’s school to try these out.

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Alison
karl lagerfeld safety vest advert

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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 item. But it is one of the most ‘popular’ and widely-worn garments nowadays.

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Alison
bright workshop wicksteed park

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Road Safety Week is approaching fast (but keeping within the speed limits of course!).

This year it runs from 20 to 26 November; a few weeks after the clocks will have gone back and the evenings will be drawing in.

Here at Brightkidz we'll be out and about working with local schools to show pupils how to be bright... and passing on our creative ideas for you to try too with your pupils or your own families.

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Alison
clip on reflector

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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 your classroom.

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Alison
Why walk? Gain roadsense

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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 yet reached us.

So why is walking to school important? We’ve got LOADS of reasons… here are ten to start you off and help others realise why it’s worth getting on board with your plans:

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Alison
Modeshift board

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This week we're welcoming an old friend to bring you a guest blog: Modeshift has been bringing together school travel professionals for 15 years and in that time they've achieved plenty and have plans to do even more. Here's Ross, Chair of Modeshift, to tell you more...

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Alison
dragon reflectors

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‘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.

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Anonymous
Cycling towards cycle shelter

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The kids have gone back to school... maybe to new schools... and maybe they are trying a new way of getting there: cycling.

So this week we welcome back guest bloggers and cycle shelter suppliers Broxap with tips on how to keep your children safe when cycling to school... or anywhere! Take it away guys...

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