Our WoW walk to school Challenge at Frenchwood Community Primary School
Since January our pupils, families and staff have been taking part in Living streets WOW programme. The programme focuses on walking to school more and using less cars to stop congestion in our community. It also reduces our carbon footprint and promotes many health benefits.
Each class has a nominated WoW ambassador who records the daily travel of classmates as they enter at the start of the school day. If a pupil actively travels to school at least twice a week over the course of a month, they are rewarded with a different themed badge during our monthly WoW assembly. What's more is all badges are made out of recycled materials and feature a different endangered species each month.
We understand sometimes car travel is necessary, so for our families who live further away from school we have set up a park and stride facility! At our park and stride you can access a secure and free car park just a few streets away to make the remaining part of the journey on foot and join us in our WoW challenge still. The car park is located at Grand Occasions just off London Road or if using a sat nav; PR1 4BB.
Our pupils have really engaged with the challenge with data showing that over 75% of our pupils actively travel to school, up from 55% which is a fantastic achievement!
To celebrate our recent success at coming in the top 10 schools in Lancashire for active travel, we recently held an active travel breakfast and WoW event which you can read all about here Press article