Thanks to Alwoodley 2030 we are taking part in an Alwoodley wide active travel campaign. The aim is to reduce local pollution levels and improve our mental and physical health which will help us to learn better.

Alwoodley 2030 have provided us with a PurpleAir pollution sensor to show pollution levels at the school gate – you can read more about it on this blog post.

All the schools in Alwoodley were also invited to join the Living Streets WOW active travel scheme which encourages active travel to school (walk, ride, scoot etc). Children have to active travel to school for at least 10 minutes at least once a week for a whole month to earn a badge. This will hopefully reduce vehicle use, reducing pollution levels and increase activity levels leading to healthier children who will learn better!

For families that have little choice about the use of fossil fueled transport we are encouraging them to take part in “Park and Stride” which involves parking or dropping the child off a distance from the school so that they can walk the last stretch.

We encourage everyone to take part in this scheme so that we can try to make Alwoodley a more beautiful place for healthy children to Live, Learn and Flourish.