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Itchen Abbas Primary School

Walk to School

This year, we have signed up to the Year Round Walk to School Challenge. This is to encourage healthy lifestyles, alert and ready to learn children arriving at school and to help our environment by reducing pollution. The challenge was launched in assembly this morning and children know that from Monday (26th February 2018), they will be logging how they travelled to school each day at the same time as choosing their school lunch. Any child who manages to walk to school at least once each week for a month, will receive a badge as a reward. The children were pleased to hear that these badges are made from recycled yoghurt pots.


We recognise that walking to school is not easy with our rural location and bus routes. Therefore, anyone who parks in the village hall and walks up to school (park and stride) will be included as walking to school. This will be the same for children who walk to their bus stop. The expectation is about a 10-minute walk. If children live too close to the bus stop to allow this, they have been advised that taking a short walk (one lap of our Golden Mile route) when they arrive at school or during break time will also count as ‘walking to school.’ 

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