Thursday, 10 July 2014

Summer fun

Now's the time of year when Dulwich and Herne Hill start to breathe a sigh of relief. Some of the schools have broken up already, others have sent intrepid classes off to the seaside or to go camping, and traffic through the area is a bit less hectic at school run times.

So it is a good time to practise or research a cycling or walking route to school, or to encourage your children to go exploring on their bikes or on foot.

In other news....

It's the Herne Hill Forum meeting tonight Thursday 10th July where you can meet councillors from Herne Hill, Thurlow Park and Village wards. If you'd welcome a better environment for walking and cycling, or less congestion and less air pollution, please let them know. 7pm at St Paul's Church Hall.

All Dulwich Hamlet Junior School pupils who bike to school tomorrow will be rewarded with a smoothie made by Tim's pedal-powered blender. Tempting!

Well done to JAGS Y10s who won a prize for 'most professional team' in TfL's Youth Travel Ambassadors scheme. They've been busy promoting cycling and hoping for the "destruction of inactive travel". Will this mean fewer cars outside the JAGS school gates next term?

Bessemer Grange Primary had a sponsored bike ride to Dulwich Park last month, to raise funds for new bike shelters. It's also their summer fair this Saturday 12th July 11-2; Dr Bike will be there in case you haven't yet checked your bike is fit for the summer.

We're delighted that we've been shortlisted for the London Cycling Campaign Awards, thank you!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Walk to school week record!

Well done to the five infants schools and three junior schools in our partnership who took part in Walk to School week, recording an impressive 3310 miles - up from 2500 last year. That's the equivalent of walking from London to Ottawa apparently! 
We know that a little help and encouragement is sometimes needed to enable everyone to leave the car at home more often and keep the area around schools clear of excessive motor traffic. We appreciate the friendly lollipop people based at busy junctions in our area, and we welcome Walk to School week as an annual push from local schools and families to build good habits for the rest of the year.