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January 20, 2014
20 Jan 2014

WoW Success!

WoW1We received some excellent news at the beginning of the Spring term. Our school has been awarded the Golden Boot Trophy for the Autumn Term 2013.

Rob Sambrooks of Streetscene wrote:‘The trophy is awarded each term to a school who have done especially well on the WoW (walk once a week) scheme and succeeded in getting more pupils walking to school. Last term Sir Thomas Abney showed a month on month improvement in the WoW scheme with 88% of pupils qualifiying for a badge in December, and we have been particularly impressed by the enthusiasm with which you have adopted the WoW ‘Travel Tracker’ application for monitoring journeys to school. I understand that MP Diane Abbott was very impressed by what she saw in terms of sustainable travel initiatives when she visited the school recently.  Congratulations on an outstanding term’s work! Currently there are 25 Hackney schools taking part in WoW so the competition was strong.’ Rob will come in to school during our Achievement Assemblies on Monday 20th January 2014 to present the trophy.

January 14, 2014
14 Jan 2014

Diane Abbott’s Visit

On Friday 6th December Diane Abbott (MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington) visited the school to meet representatives of Living Streets, staff, governors, parents and the JRSOs about active modes of travel to school. She is very interested in the work our school is doing to encourage children and adults to walk, cycle and scooter to school.

Ms Abbott spent some time talking to Bukky and Oskar, our Junior Road Safety Officers who told her all about the JRSO activities and competitions they have been leading. They then took her to see the lovely STA School Travel Plan display which includes our Cycling, JRSO and Walking activities.

Abbott2After Ms Abbott left Paul Durr from Living Streets who supports schools with all the Walk to School badges, banners and T-Shirts led an assembly for the Phase 2 classes during which he talked to children about the importance of active travel methods to school. He was very impressed that out of 433 children in STA 372 of them are active travellers. The children were all very responsive and made positive comments. The assembly was closed with a brief presentation of Walk to School Badges to a selection of children and the Class of the Month to 6 Magnolia. The rest of our active travellers who have been logging their journeys on the new online Travel Tracker will receive their badges from their class teachers.