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Alison

This week we’ve seen many pupils travelling to school by ‘Walking Bus’ as part of UK Walk to School Week activities. So what is a Walking Bus? Where did the idea come from? And who can help your school get started?

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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
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
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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Alison
walking to school stickers

‘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 days and special initiatives which need your support.

So when your child asks if they can walk to school to earn a sticker, you may think it is not worth the effort of changing your ‘drive to school’ routine.

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Alison
British Science Week 2017 logo

It's British Science Week and for those of us involved in road safety education this is the ideal opportunity to show how being safe and seen and reflectivity can be integrated into science lessons.

One of our local infant schools is particularly hot on science and I was invited along to their 'Science at Work' day as part of their Science Week activities, to help 90 pupils make and test their own high vis tags. Here's how we got on.

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Alison
scooter-kids-copyright microscooters

Whoosh! I still remember that ‘rush of freedom’ feeling when I rode my scooter as a child; the fresh feeling of wind on my face as I scooted along. And years later it was such a pleasure to see the exhilaration on my own children’s faces as they glided along on their much-improved versions.

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