The Walking Bus
At Astwood Bank Primary School we provide a Walking Bus Scheme. A walking bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. If that sounds simple, it is, and that’s part of the beauty of the walking bus. Not only does a Walking Bus encourage children to take part in keeping fit and enjoying the fresh air but it also helps ease traffic congestion and pollution outside the school. It's a great way to start the school day!
We started our "bus" three years ago with just 5 children but now we have about 20 children who enjoy the benefits of walking with their friends to school.Our Walking Bus meets outside Astwood Smiles Nursery from 8.30am and is run by Mrs Yates (one of our teaching assistants) with lots of parent volunteers. Worcestershire County Council Road Safety Team have risk assessed the route and provided training for us.If you would like your child to participate in the Astwood Bank Primary School's Walking Bus and would like to find out more information please download the documents below or pick up paper copies from the school office.