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Travel Smart week

Our Travel Smart week takes place each May and October. This is where we encourage pupils to make the most of their school journey as a way to help them keep fit, beat traffic jams and pollution, as well making sure they remember to travel safely too.

Travel Smart

For the October 2023 campaign pupils and parents will be encouraged to 'Join Team Travel Smart' to make active and environmentally friendly school journeys that are good for them, their community and the planet during the week of 16 October 2023 to 20 October 2023.

Each day of Travel Smart week will have a different focus.

Modeshift Monday

Where everyone's effort to reduce travelling by car will be recognised as adding up to make a big difference.

Superstar Shoesday Tuesday

Where pupils will be encouraged to follow in the footsteps of stars from film and literature to stroll or roll to school in funky footwear or wacky wellies.

Wellbeing Wednesday

Where the benefits of walking and wheeling journeys will be recognised as not only as a way help to keep you fit but also for mental wellbeing.

The school journey is a great opportunity to spot and chat about anything interesting you see on the way to help keep your brain busy and to connect with others.

Fume Free Thursday

The focus will be on engine free school journeys to help reduce air pollution as well as helping to cut carbon emissions.

This also includes:

  • car sharing the journey with other car passengers
  • making sure you park away from school and walk the last distance
  • reminding drivers to turn off their vehicle engine when they park

Ride Day Friday

Go for a ride with a pedal, push or scooter glide with your family and friends. This could also include car share, park and stride, travel by bus or even a train!

As part of the campaign week pupils can follow some or all of the suggested ideas for each day as part of their contribution to being a member of Team Travel Smart.

School staff and parents can share the activities they undertake on the Travel Smart X account.