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Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO)

Santa Challenge - December 2019

 

For 2 weeks in December, pupils had the chance to take part in the Santa Challenge which was created by Sustrans to encourage more children to walk, cycle or scoot to school in the second autumn half term. The challenge was shared by the JRSOs during an assembly at the end of November and there was plenty of interest with over 300 children initially wanting to take part. 

 

Those interested were issued a challenge card to record when they walked, cycled or scooted to school and these were collected up after the final day of the challenge. All children who completed the challenge were put into a prize draw with the chance of winning a brand new bike courtesy of Sustrans. There were also two scooters to win as additional prizes. 

 

Now for the good news! Soon after the draw, we were contacted to say that one of our pupils had won one of the scooters. The scooter was delivered to school and was presented to the winner during celebration assembly on 17th January 2020. The winner was...

Amiyah in Year 3. Congratulations and we hope you are loving your new scooter!

 

A huge thank you and well done to everyone who took part in the challenge, regardless of whether you completed it in full or not. Staying active is extremely important so keep on walking, cycling and scooting.

Design a Bright Outfit Competition - December 2019

The JRSOs rolled out a competition to years 1-4 to see who could design the best bright outfit to help us keep safe during the darker months. The winning entries can be found below with the overall winner being Anaya in Year 4 with a fantastic design which all of the JRSOs loved. Well done Anaya!

Overall Winning Entry for the Design Bright Clothing Competition

Anaya - Year 4

Class Winning Entries for the Design Bright Clothing Competition

Parking Around School - JRSO Observations November 2019

 

On the 14th of November, the JRSO’s ( Junior Road Safety Officers) went out to see how many cars were violating the rules. This is what they found:

3 cars on a yellow line (3:20pm)

1 car on a speed bump (3:22pm)

6 people dropping off on zigzag lines (from 3:23pm- 3:26pm)

Lots of people parked in the doctor’s surgery car park when it was closed.

Lots of people parking on the grass.

 

Please be aware of where you park or where you stop because it may cost a child’s life!!!

Thank You!

 

-Bushmead JRSO’s

Cycling to School 2019

On Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September 2019, Year 6 pupils will have the opportunity to undertake a cycling assessment by a trained Sustrans advisor. If passed, pupils will then be able to ride their bikes to school. 

Junior Road Safety Officers

 

During the academic year, our Junior Road Safety Officers (or JRSOs for short) will promote road safety, safe crossing and safe travel to and from school. This will be done through competitions, assemblies, undertaking research and communicating to parents through newsletters and the website. 

New Parking Signs!

Parking sign by the main school entrance

Year 6 Travel to School Survey (4/4/19)

 

With summer approaching and an exciting new initiative potentially starting in the summer term, the JRSOs have been busy trying to find out a little bit more about methods of travel for Year 6 pupils. Below shows a breakdown of how pupils travel to school. 

 

 

Curie:

Walk = 9

Drive = 11

Park and Stride = 7

Bus = 0

Scooter = 0

Bicycle = 0

 

Darwin:

Walk = 9

Drive = 15 

Park and Stride = 2

Bus = 1

Scooter = 1

Bicycle = 0

 

Somerville:

Walk = 15

Drive = 11

Park and Stride = 1

Bus = 0

Scooter = 0

Bicycle = 0

 

Turing:

Walk = 13

Drive = 9

Park and Stride = 6

Bus = 0

Scooter = 0

Bicycle = 0

 

Hopefully, once the new initiative is in place, we will see a change in methods of transport being used to travel to and from school. As a school, we want to promote active forms of transport and encourage less people to travel by car to reduce traffic and congestion issues.

 

If you can walk, please do so. With the weather getting better, it would be the perfect time to start!

Parking and traffic around school    (29.1.19)

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We are writing this in relation to the amount of traffic and issues with parking near our school. There have been a number of complaints recently made to Luton Borough Council about the issue of parking and we are asking for you to take note of our advice.

 

Firstly, traffic around school is terrible! It would really help if you could park further away from school entrances and nearby roads, and walk to school because there isn't enough space. It will also help if people chose to walk, cycle and scoot  because, not only will it help the amount of space for cars (and local residents' parking) but it will also help the environment.

 

Furthermore, it will help the children be aware of their local surroundings and it will make them healthy from the exercise that they will be doing. A teaching assistant in school is quoted as saying: "It's very hard to see people coming in the opposite direction with all the traffic and parked cars. Travelling on the roads around school can be chaotic because of it."

 

In addition, when parking, please take notice of the lowered curbs because people may have paid to lower the curb to make their drive accessible and easier to get out of. Please be aware of these and park on or next to raised curbs which can be found further down from houses. 

 

To summarise: park further away and walk; be aware of surroundings; and take notice as to whether the curb is lowered or raised.

Thank you.

 

Bushmead Primary School JRSOs

 

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