Walk to School

Walk to School Week - May 21st - 25th

The school takes part in this national initiative to encourage more children and parents to walk to school.

Our video production team interviewed Jane Deeley, School Travel Plan Officer at Swindon Borough Council:

You can can also see highlights of the assembly Jane gave on Monday morning HERE....

There are many good reasons for doing this including; excercise and health, safety, reducing pollution and traffic congestion, plus saving money.

The Parish Council have given permission for those car drivers who live some distance from the school, to park in the Hooper’s Field car-park. This will enable them to walk the short distance from there to school and join in with the initiative.

The Hooper's to School Map shows the safest route, which will only take about 5 minutes to walk.

The central area of Wanborough is fortunate to have a number of footpaths, as well as the pavements alongside the roads, which make access to the school quick and safe for anyone living in this area. Journeys by foot using the routes may well take little or no more time than driving the much longer road route. The Walking Routes Map shows these.

Also, children can ride their bikes to school. Parents must decide whether routes from home are safe enough for this. Bikes should be locked in the bike sheds or along the wooden fence by the sheds. The school can take no liability for any bikes stolen or damaged whilst left on the school site.

There are many misconceptions about walking to school, in particular regarding safety.

Read more information on the benefits of walking to school and answers to Frequently Asked Questions,