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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that in light of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, users should take heed of the current information available from GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Therefore, the groups, clubs and societies listed within the Shropshire Community Directory may still be unable to meet, and there may also be a reduced service available from other local and national organisations.

For more information, please contact the individual groups or organisations listed. Stay alert and stay safe.

Walking Bus

Description:

A walking bus is an organised group of children who walk to school together accompanied by volunteers.

The benefits of a walking bus:

  • sociable, healthy and enjoyable
  • reduces parking problems near the school gates
  • children learn about road safety and become more aware of their environment.

To set up a walking bus, you will need to:

  • ask around other parents to see if there is enough interest
  • approach your school as you will need their support
  • contact your local authority School Travel Plan officers or Road Safety team as they will be able to offer support, advice and training.

You will need a keen parent or team to start it up, co-ordinate it, keep it going and promote it to parents, children and the community.

The information on the Brightkidz website will also help but it is intended to supplement, rather than replace, the information from your local authority.

To find out more about walking bus schemes, please follow the link to their website.

Contact Details

Address:
Brightkidz
Unit 15, The Business Exchange
Rockingham Road
Kettering
Northants
Postcode:
NN16 8JX
Telephone:
01536 526461
Email:
info@brightkidz.co.uk
Website
www.brightkidz.co.uk/.../walking-bus.html

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Page last reviewed:
31/05/2020
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