We have plenty of initiatives to help you inspire others
Although we’d love it if all children would just get up and walk to school in the morning, the reality is that sometimes it takes a bit of initiative, creativity and organisation to overcome the obstacles families face in order to do this.
By introducing one or more of these walk to school scheme for your school you can enable and encourage more children to get the walking habit, making it safer and healthier for all.
“How do you start a walking bus?” is a question we are often asked. Setting up what is effectively an organised walking group is a great way to encourage more walking to school. If you’ve seen groups of children heading for school decked out in high vis jackets, you’ve probably seen a walking bus.
For years we have been providing information about walking bus schemes… Brightkidz actually started after we set up a walking bus at our own local school and realised there was a need for more resources to support them and we started with selling high vis jackets!
We quickly realised there was a need for some really engaging resources to not only give information about walking buses but to inspire and encourage others to join in or set up their own. We have been working with Bath and North East Somerset Council to collaborate with them on a project to develop a fun and informative professionally produced walking bus video and toolkit.
The videos are all now available for you to use and included a fun animation about the walking bus, interviews with teachers, interviews with parents and a series of tips from Alison here at Brightkidz. Bath and North East Somerset are also developing a full toolkit of forms and information to help you start a walking bus – this is aimed at schools in their county but can be adapted by other local authorities. The video interviews can be see from our vimeo channel at vimeo.com/brightkidz