Helping your children travel safely and healthily to Ludlow Infants School:
Here are some ways in which we try to encourage our pupils to have some healthy exercise on the way to school each day. We welcome your continued support with our travel to school initiatives and important road safety messages.
* Walk to School
Most children walk to school as they live close enough and we want to encourage this. The walk to school helps to reduce congestion and gives you the opportunity to teach your child important road safety skills and to enjoy the fresh air and their neighbourhood. Needing at least an hour of exercise a day for good health and a healthy weight, the walk to and from school helps provide valuable and regular exercise.
Can you talk to other parents to share the walk to school if you have to get to work?
Can you help your child take part in our Walk to School challenges?
Do you cross outside school with the help of our lollipop lady? (one of just a handful of schools in the whole county to have this!)
Do you keep to the marked pathway in the school grounds?
* Travel by Car
If you have to travel by car, please keep children safe outside school by NOT stopping at the mouth of the entrance and on the yellow zig zag lines.
Please keep out of Bromley Road and park elsewhere. There's not the space to park and manoeuvre safely and residents have been blocked in.
Don’t park on any pavements.
* 20's Plenty
Please keep your speed as low as possible in Sandpits and near school and no more than 20mph.
* Park and Stride!
Outside school in Sandpits can be very congested so if you can find the time, park a little further away and spend a few minutes walking your child into school.
Many children now enjoy scooting to school and we have scooter racks for them at school.
We run ‘Scootability’ safety training sessions from time to time.
We ask that children do NOT scoot in the school grounds (to protect everyone, but especially the youngest children)
Please keep a close watch on your children as they scoot along the pavement, watching out for pedestrians and crossing the road together.
There are opportunities in the holidays for young children and families to take part in short led cycle rides. Details of these events plus, local cycle route maps, free adult cycle training and courses on how to look after your bike can be seen at www.travelshropshire.co.uk/cycling Learn to ride (helping your child getting off stabilisers) sessions can be arranged locally in school holidays (again by Travel Shropshire).
* Travel information and Services for you!
For questions about anything on this subject, please speak to the Headteacher and/or Ray Hughes, Project Officer at Shropshire Council who is helping us with our travel plan and promoting more active travel through the Travel Shropshire website.