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The Big Pedal Update

What a fantastic first week for the Big Pedal, so many scooters and bikes, well done everyone. At the moment we are 1st in Southampton with our daily score on Friday at 41.37%, amazing. One more week to go.

On Friday the 4th May we have a special events day:

The Big Pedal Events Day Friday 4th May

8:30 – Smoothie Bike in the playground(Gazebo)

9:05– 9:50 4RL Scooter Obstacle course with Bike It Jenny

9:55 – 10;40 4CN Scooter Obstacle course with Bike It Jenny

10:40- 11:00 – Smoothie Bike

11:25 -12:10 4PL Scooter Obstacle course with Bike It Jenny

12:00 – 12:45 Visit from Royston Smith- To meet with the JTAs to discuss their campaign and demonstration on the obstacle course.

 

 

The Daily Mile

As part of our Healthy Hi 5 Award we have started to run The Daily Mile as a whole school. Each class will spend 15 minutes, from leaving their desks to returning to their desks, going outside to run or jog around the playground.  Follow the link below to find out more.

https://thedailymile.co.uk/

Please follow the link below to read the write up on the Southampton City Council Website about our fantastic achievement at winning the Modeshift  Gold Award.

 

 

http://www.southampton.gov.uk/news/article.aspx?id=tcm:63-399363

Great prizes to be won for the Big Pedal.

Wow what a fantastic start to The Big Pedal! Currently we are 1st in Southampton, it is Day 1 so 9 more days to go, keep pedaling and scooting everyone, pupils, staff, parents and carers. Well done, lots of active travel.

The Modeshift STARS Gold Award

The Modeshift STARS Gold Award 1
We've done it! We've got Gold! We have been awarded The Modeshift STARS Gold award. Well done everyone, it has taken us nearly 4 years but we have achieved this fantastic award together. However this is just the beginning, let's keep up the great work to reduce the pollution from cars and continue to choose to travel actively when we can.

The Big Pedal 23rd April- 4th May 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following on from our fantastic success last year in The Big Pedal, 1st in Southampton and 3rd in the South East of England, we have signed up again to compete in the The Big Pedal. This is 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.

Powered by Sustrans and funded by the Bike Hub, the 2018 challenge will run from 23rd April – 4th May 2018.

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. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.

As a school we would like to encourage as many children, parents and staff to either cycle or scooter to school as often as they can during this time.

Not only will this be fun, healthy and reduce pollution but also counts towards us achieving our Gold STARS award for active travel.

All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards including bike and scooter stunt shows, equipment and storage if over 15% of your school cycle or scoot on each day of the challenge.

Check out their website to find out more and the fantastic prizes on offer https://bigpedal.org.uk/

The Golden Lock

The Junior Travel Ambassadors will also be running a daily competition called the Golden Lock. Each day they will attach the Golden Lock to one of the scooters or bikes in school and that person will need to go to the office to obtain the key and win a prize.

The Big Pedal Events Day Friday 4th May

On this day the Junior travel Ambassadors will being running various events from smoothie bikes to selling safety merchandise more details will follow.

Just a quick reminder to wear your helmets and use a cycle lock if you leave your scooter or bike at school.

Dear Parent /Carer,

In recognition of all the hard work and effort Sholing Juniors have put into promoting walking, scooting and cycling to school and reducing car usage, Southampton City Council are kindly holding a celebration assembly on Wednesday 18th April for the pupils.

They have invited Histrionics, the Historical Entertainment Company, into school to share an assembly to the whole school titled “ADVENTURE THROUGH THE 'AIRGES'” which will be followed up by a workshop for the Year 5s. The theme of the morning will be air pollution to continue some of the work we have been doing in school.

To start off the event, David Elliot from Histrionics along with staff from Southampton City Council, will be at the Veracity at 8:30 to hand out badges to thank everyone for participating. David will then walk (in costume!) with parents and children from the Veracity to school via Heath Road.

Due to limitations on space the assembly will be for pupils only.

This will be an exciting opportunity and a great way to celebrate all our hard work and achievements in promoting active travel.

So come along and join in the walk on Wednesday 18th April at 8.30am on the Veracity.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Stuck for quick and easy lunch box ideas? Have a look at the Change 4 Life website/app really really useful.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life

Histrionics Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 18th April 2018

 

In recognition of all the hard work and effort Sholing Juniors have put into promoting active travel and help reduce car usage, Southampton City Council are kindly holding a celebration assembly on Wednesday 18th April for the pupils.

They have invited Histrionics, the Historical Entertainment Company, into school to share an assembly to the whole school titled “ADVENTURE THROUGH THE 'AIRGES'” which will be followed up by a workshop for the Year 5’s.

To start off the event, David Elliot from Histrionics along with staff from Southampton City Council, will be at the Veracity at 8:30 to hand out stickers and encourage walking to school then will walk with Parents and children from the veracity to school via Heath Road.

Due to limitations on space the assembly with be for pupils only.

This will be an exciting opportunity and a great way to celebrate all our hard work and achievements in promoting active travel.

So come along and join in the walk on Wednesday 18th April at 8.30am on the veracity.

This week the Junior Travel Ambassadors have launched the Parkwise Promise to help make the area outside our school a safer environment. Please read through the attached letter and return your Parkwise Pledge signed to your class JTA and you will receive a sticker for your car to show your support.

WE NEED A POLLUTION SOLUTION!!!

Following the recent results from the pollution tubes put up around the school, the Junior Travel Ambassadors sent home the following letter.

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are writing to tell you about our experiment to find out how much pollution is caused by extra traffic when parents are driving their children to school compared with school holiday times.

Tubes were set up by the main gate on Middle Road and at the rear of the school building to measure pollution levels during school time. Information was collected and recorded.

Then, in the school holidays, the test was repeated and recorded. To our shock and amazement, the results showed that the level of pollution had increased by 33% when children were driven to school during term time.

SHOCK HORROR! It is widely known that you breathe in more pollution in a car than when you walk alongside roads!

By walking to school, or scooting, we could reduce pollution, help the environment, save money spent on petrol and, most importantly, improve the health and fitness of our children and adults

The Junior Travel Ambassadors are working hard on planning a campaign to reduce the use of cars to travel to and from school and get as many people as possible to actively travel.

YOU CAN HELP by… encouraging your children to travel actively to school. Here are some ways; cycling, scooting, walking or park and striding.

WE NEED A POLLUTION SOLUTION!!!

Thanking you in advance for your support

The Junior Travel Ambassadors of Sholing Junior School

Babs'Active Travel Diary

The Junior Travel Ambassadors have launched Babs’ Active Travel Diary to help support and encourage more active travel.

Babs is the orange bird from Southampton City Councils My Journey active travel campaign. The JTA’s will randomly choose one person each week to take home Babs and her Active Travel Diary.

Over the weekend we would like for the carer of Babs to make at least one active journey eg walk, scooter, cycle or take the bus somewhere, it could be to the shops, the park or visiting friends and family. Then they can write or draw about it in Babs’ Active Travel Diary.

Babs would need to be returned to school on the Monday morning ready for the following week.

Matti Hemmings

A fabulous display this morning from BMX champion Matti Hemmings. Thank you so much for coming along and showing us so many of your tricks and stunts. For those of you who want to see more of Matti he will be on TV on the 5th July at 5.30 BBC1 on Officially Amazing.

The Smoothie Bike was also extremely popular at the summer fayre with a choice of juicy fruits from apricots to watermelon. Just what was needed on a hot summers day.

The Bike Doctor

A huge thank you to the Bike Doctor who checked over so many bikes on Saturday to make sure they were safe.

Future Events

Thursday 15th June - National Clean Air Day

Saturday 17th June - Summer Fayre, Bike Dr and Smoothie Bike

19th- 23rd June - The first Southampton Inter Schools Scooter Challenge

21st June - Parent and child bike maintenance after school

Congratulations Sholing Junior School

The Junior Travel Ambassadors were invited to a full cabinet meeting at the Civic Centre to receive a trophy and a prize for Sholing Junior School as we had come first in The Big Pedal in Southampton. Proudly, two JTAs received the prize from the Mayor and we have won a demonstration for the whole school by the extremely talented Matti Hemmings,a Professional BMX Flatland rider and a Guinness World Record Holder. Click on the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBfL5z5vbqw

In addition to this we also received the Bronze Sustrans School Mark award for active travel. Both awards can be seen in the cabinet in the main School office.

Council members were full of praise for both children and staff at Sholing Juniors and expressed their thanks for everyone's hard work and dedication.

All in all it was an extremely successful day and I felt very privileged to accompany this dedicated team of young people who represented a fantastic school. Well done to everyone.

Walk To School Week 15th-19th May

It's Walk to School week this week. Each class has been given a wallchart and everyday they walk to school they will pop on a sticker next to their name onto the chart. At the end of the week everyone who has walked to school this week will receive a fridge magnet. Let's get walking!

 

Happy Shoesday Tuesday 16th May

Well done everybody who wore their happy shoes today. Mrs Johnson in the office certainly needed her slippers today after walking 26 miles on Saturday night for the London Moon Walk!

 

Future Events

Happy Shoesday -Tuesday 16th May

National Clean Air Day -Thursday 15th June

Parent/Child bike Maintenance -Wednesday 21st June

Southampton’s first every inter-schools Scooter Challenge 19th – 23rd June 2017!

Congratulations Sholing Junior School

The Big Pedal was a massive success, so many of you came to school on 2 wheels either cycling or scooting,we came 1ST IN SOUTHAMPTON!!!! So some amazing prizes will be sent to us shortly.

A total of 1673 schools in the UK participated in The Big Pedal, completing an incredible 1,063,474 journeys by bicycle or scooter.

We came 1st in Southampton.

We were 3rd in the South East of England.

We were 110th in the country.

Well done to everyone both children and adults.

 

Free books donated

One company was so impressed by our efforts that they donated some incredible books for our school, so a massive THANK YOU to Darren Ruddell at Serious Comedy for your very kind donation. Mrs Reading was very keen to log them onto the system for the library,

 

 

The Big Pedal

This is proving to be a huge success, well done to everyone, pupils, parents, grandparents, child minders, brothers and sisters, who are travelling to school on 2 wheels. At the moment we are FIRST in Southampton and 7th in the South East of England with 38.67%! This can change on a daily basis so keep up the great work and keep on pedalling and scooting, just one more week to go.

 

Smoothie Bike

Well done to everyone who made a smoothie this morning. Great fun was had by all and the smoothies were delicious. We will arrange for the smoothie bike to be in again.

 

Year 4 Scooter Training

Once again this was a great success as all Year 4's learnt how to brakes safely, brake in an emergency and scooter control.

The Big Pedal

What a fantastic start to The Big Pedal, well done to all pupils and adults who have cycled or scooted to school this week.

Well done to all the JTA's who have been collecting and recording the data and putting it onto The Big Pedal website.

 

Thursday 23rd March - Events Day

The Junior Travel Ambassadors have arranged for a few events to take place this Thursday in school.

Smoothie Bike

Firstly the Smoothie Bike will be in for anyone travelling actively into school, it will be on a first come first serve basis.

 

JTA shop

There will also be travel safety items being sold during the break times by the JTA team in the playground.

Price List

Small snap band - 50p

Large snap band -70p

Small lights - £3

Large Lights £4

Lock set - £6.50

 

Year 4 Scooter Training

All Year 4's will receive scooter training from Stuart Williams, the Bike It officer from Southampton City Council. So remember to bring in your scooter if you have one.

 

So keep on enjoying the cycling and scooting smiley

 

  • Sholing Junior School, Middle Road,
  • Sholing, Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 8PT
  • info@sholing-jun.co.uk, 02380 447448
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