Dear Parents/Carers,

Get set… we’re taking part in The Big Pedal 2019, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

The challenge runs from 25th March to 29th March 2019. It’s free to enter and we would love everyone to be involved.

The details

On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. We’ll be competing against other schools right across the UK, and if we clock up the most bike and scooter journeys we’ll win!

Why we’re taking part

It’s a great way to get more of our pupils travelling to school on their bikes and scooters. We will be competing to become one of the UK’s top schools for two-wheeled journeys and will be in with a chance to win prizes including bike and scooter stunt shows and fantastic cycle and scooter storage.

What’s next?

All you need to do is encourage your child(ren) to cycle or scoot to school every day during the event, and join them on their way – parent and sibling journeys count too!

For more information about the event go to

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Enjoy the ride!

Claire Bond



Success stories

Do you have an interesting story about your child cycling to school? Are they happier since discovering cycling? Has cycling changed family life? If you’re happy to share your story, get in touch the Sustrans press office:


February 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

This year as part of the School Improvement Plan we are hoping to improve our playground. Many of the children have asked for a quiet area and a bench where they could sit and wait for a friend to play with them to be created. The Friendship Bench would require a coat of paint, so, if you have any outdoor wood paint you no longer use please donate it to the school where we can make good use of it to ensure out playground is bright and welcoming for everyone.

We would also like to repair out outdoor planters which are now beginning to look a bit tired and tattered. We are looking for people who can fix them and make them fit for new plants in the spring. Can you spare a couple of hours to help us get them looking great? This would mean so much to the children and greatly improve the appearance of our playground. Being able to play outdoors with friends is a key factor in ensuring our young people are healthy and happy and for them to begin to appreciate the world around them.

I know this sounds a lot but with your help we can begin to make a real difference to the playground and to the health and wellbeing of our whole school community.