Just a reminder that we will soon be competing in the Leg it to Lapland winter challenge– clocking up virtual miles on our journey to Lapland. This will run from November 26th to December 7th. Alphington Primary is working with sustainable transport charity Sustrans to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution around the school gate by encouraging as many pupils as possible to walk, scoot or cycle to school instead of coming in a car.
We will be competing against other schools with the winning school clocking the highest average proportion of active journeys (made on foot or non-motorised wheels) per pupil.
There are some great prizes to choose from, including a demonstration from Andrei Burton, the UK’s premier mountain bike trials rider, a mountain bike skills day for up to 40 childrenand 8 x cycle helmets for the school.
Please help us to win by making a special effort to walk your children to school or allow them to cycle or scoot. If you’ve no choice but to drive, why not park at least 5 minutes away and walk the rest of the way? Or drop off your child with a friend who walks to school and let them walk in together? Look out for your child’s Leg it to Lapland ‘passport’ and some special activities in school to help boost those miles.