October is International Walk to School Month and now that the School Streets project is up and running, we have started tracking our journeys to school using an online travel tracker. Our aim is to make as many active journeys to school as possible be it walk, park and stride, scooter, skate or cycle.*
This month we are recording our journeys to school every day with the aim of making it into the top ten most active schools in Scotland.
Today we received our first piece of exciting news…
Abbeyhill Primary made in into the top 10! Despite yesterday’s awful weather we were number 7. This is a brilliant start and we are all looking forward to climbing even higher in the next few days. Let’s see how many of us can make active journeys to school this month.
* We would ask that any child wishing to cycle wear the appropriate safety clothing and that younger, less confident cyclists are accompanied by an adult.
Please come along to school today from 3 – 6pm to find out more about how Abbeyhill taking part in the Safer Streets project will affect you. It’s open to the public so you don’t need to have any connection to the school to come! Please enter via our main entrance on Abbey Street.
Welcome back to school; I hope now that we’re in our second week everyone has settled back into routine and the holidays aren’t too distant a memory!
We have lots going on around us as well as in school this term with public consultations for the Safer Streets pilot and our window replacement project. This started just before Christmas and is a 12 week programme which will see every window in the main building replaced by Easter. It is inevitable that this will cause some disruption but we are working hard with the contractors to minimise this. We will use Room 8 as a decant classroom and music classes and clubs which use this room will move to either the Music Room in the infant building or the hall. You will have noticed and hopefully read in communications from last term that the staff car park has moved temporarily to the back playground to allow the contractors to use the front of the building. This area is off limits to children; please reinforce this if you spot anyone playing in amongst the cars before or after school!
Well done to our JRSOs who organised Big Bright Friday today and the Road Safety competition for each class in the school. The JRSOs said that the entries were all of a very high standard and it was really difficult to pick the winners!