At Brighstone CE Aided Primary School, we are always looking for ways to encourage healthy minds and bodies, and part of this includes promoting active travel to and from school.
It is a known fact that active travel to school wakes up the mind and body. It also helps to reduce congestion and pollution and improve safety around the school gates. Active travel can increase the concentration of children by up to four hours, and there is a positive relationship between physical activity and academic performance and reducing anxiety and stress. It is recommended that 5 – 18 year olds get 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise every day, and travelling actively builds this exercise into the daily routine. Here at Brighstone, we are working together with Shift It (https://shift-it.uk/) to put in place our ‘School Travel Action Plan’ through which we will be encouraging and supporting families to build in more active travel to and from school.
School Travel Action Plan
Map of Brighstone with areas to Park and Stride