Saturday, 8 March 2014

Step into Spring

 Enabling safe independent travel.
We are grateful that local Councillors continue to encourage safe, active journeys to school by funding three school crossing patrols (via the 'Cleaner, Greener, Safer' fund). Thank you to Village Ward Councillors Robin Crookshank Hilton, Toby Eckersley and Michael Mitchell, and College Ward Councillors Helen Hayes, Lewis Robinson and Andy Simmons. 

The reassuring presence of friendly lollipops at some of our trickiest junctions helps hundreds of families feel safe on their way to school.

As well as lots of happy walkers, we've seen a growing interest  in cycling this week thanks to the sunshine; enthusiastic children, parents and staff; our unstoppable Sustrans officer Tim Warin; and the Big Pedal.

There was a great turn out for the Big Pedal at Dulwich Wood Primary.
Sustrans Dr Bike aka Tim fixed 60 bikes at Dulwich Hamlet on Friday. The school tweeted "Non stop work and we have many safer bikes thanks to you."
Bikers Breakfast
DUCKS children, staff and parents enjoyed a Bikers' Breakfast. 
Year 10 Travel Ambassadors at JAGs want to persuade more people to cycle.
Bike to school
Key Stage 1 pupils at DUCKS took part in games to improve balancing and steering. 
In case anyone feels that they're missing out, look out for future events to encourage more people to cycle:

  • Southwark's Park2Park Bike Ride Wednesday 21st May. A mass bike ride for pupils from Y5 upwards cycling via the Herne Hill Velodrome, Dulwich Park, Peckham Rye and finishing with a BMX show in Burgess Park. Ask your school if it is taking part. 
  • Bike to School week 9-13 June. Maybe staff and parents will be persuaded to leave the car at home too.