27/09/2021 : National Walk To School Month

Dear Parents/Carers,

Throughout the month of October we will be taking part in Living Streets National Walk to School Month.

The aim of the week is to reduce the number of cars on the roads around the school and increase the number of children riding their bikes and scooters, as well as walking each day. 

The roads in High Town get very busy at school pick up and drop off times, so we hope by encouraging everyone to travel without their car, as much as possible, together we can increase the safety around St Matthew’s for everyone. 

Each day the children will put a sticker by their name on their class tracking sheet if they have traveled to school under their own steam. If at the end of the month they have collected 10 or more stickers (2-3 per week), they will get a Living Street Award Badge. 

We understand that not everyone can leave the car at home, those children who do have to travel by car can still get their stickers by taking part in a ‘park and stride’. This simply means parking your car 5-10 minutes away from the school and walking the rest of the way. 

Throughout the month we will be working with the children to promote the importance of road safety as well as how reducing the number of vehicles on the road can improve both our health and the health of the planet. 

If you have any questions please feel free to speak to me, you can find me each morning at the main school entrance on Havelock Road between 8:30am and 9am. 

Many thanks 

Mr Chaplen