School Travel Plan
At Markyate Village School, we want all our children to travel to and from school safely everyday. To help achieve this, the school promotes Road Safety in class lessons and in weekly assemblies. We communicate road safety guidelines with parents and wider stakeholders through our weekly newsletters. We also run a number of whole school initiatives by teaming our with Hertfordshire County Council and their Modeshift program.
Markyate Village School currently has a Bronze level award, which we renewed for a second year, but our aim is to achieve the Silver level by the end of this academic year.
Active Travel Ambassadors
This year, we have four members of Year 5 who were awarded the role of Active Travel Ambassadors (ATAs). They play an important role in helping to achieve the school's aims and work towards the Travel Plan.
Our Ambassadors are Eris, Connie, Arthur and Ava. Well done for being voted into the role!
On Monday 28th November, the Active Travel Ambassadors had an online meeting with Mr Lai, Hertfordshire's Active and Safer Travel Officer. They were able to update him on their work so far this term and also talk about their future plans. They really enjoyed it!
Our Active Travel Ambassadors judged the whole school poster competition set for Road Safety Week. After deciding on a 'winner' and 'runner up' for each class, they awarded certificates in our Celebration Assembly on Friday 25th November.
The Active Travel Ambassadors are championing Road Safety Week 2022. The theme is 'Safer Roads for All'. They have liaised with teachers and organised a week of activities to raise awareness. Look out for our work across the school!
Our newly appointed Active Travel Ambassadors led a whole school assembly on the theme of 'Be Bright Be Seen'. They shared important information about how to stay safe during the winter months. One top tip was wearing bright or fluorescent colours or reflective strips on clothing. They showed this by wearing high-vis jackets. Key messages were delivered: wear bright colours, use lights on your bike and wear things that can help you to be seen.
New Parent Travel Plan Leaflet
Parking Pledge Poster Competition Winners Announced! Congratulations to Emily B in KS1, Oliver W in LKS2 and to Maisie A in UKS2 for their winning designs.
This week our School Councillors in years 2 - 6 have been talking to their classes about the importance of road safety. Many of the children took part in the Pedestrian Safety lessons delivered by HCC via zoom before half term, but this time the focus is on how we as a community can keep each other safe by having an awareness of others when we drive and park near the school.
The School Councillors have therefore issued a Parking Pledge for all parents to sign up to, which is attached to this Newsletter. They ask that the Pledges are signed by all parents and brought back to class. Hardcopies of the parent sign up slip are available via class teachers too.
Week commencing 25th September was Year 6 Bikeability week. Thank you to the volunteer team who came and ran the weekly training for the children and well done to the children who achieved their level 1 and 2 certificates and badges.
Early Years Assembly on Road Safety called: Stop. Look. Listen. Think. Watch the video at:
Year 5 and 6 Assembly on Road Safety called: Expect the unexpected. The CITV presenter Sam Homewood narrated the video talking to the children about a range of safety issues for young people including not using mobile phones when crossing a road and not trying to cross a road in front of bus. Watch the video at: