Dee Coppen, organiser at the Seven Sisters Primary School in Tottenham says: “It was very exciting to be part of a spectacular and educational event. We raised £700 and are definitely taking part again next year!”
St George’s Central School in Tisley took part with almost 300 pupils and raised a wonderful £895! The head teacher Sue Feeney also ran road safety lessons with the children, using activities from the Government’s Arrive Alive booklet (provided in her Walking Bus pack from Brake). Since the Walking Bus the school has implemented a “Park and Stride” scheme with help from their local supermarket which is allowing parents to use their car park when dropping off and picking up children. The school used information provided by Brake to help support their application for a School Travel Plan.
200 pupils from Tudor VCP School in Sudbury, Suffolk took part and carried out different road safety activities in the week leading up to the event and then held a road safety assembly on the day. The school contacted their newspaper, the Suffolk News, who came along to cover the event - helping raise awareness within the local community of road safety problems outside the school and in surrounding areas. The school kindly ran the event as a fundraiser for Brake and raised a staggering £955.30!
Thorntree Primary School
250 children from Thorntree Primary School took part in last years Walking Bus Event and raised a brilliant ?1294.80 for Brake’s services for bereaved families. They used the resources provided by Brake to do lots of other activities throughout the week such as road safety assemblies and lessons. They even got their local Road Safety Officer along to give a talk to the children before they set off on the walk. The school are no strangers to road safety and have already set up an award winning school travel plan and encourage road safety “day in, day out”. The event was covered by their local paper raising much needed awareness of road safety within their community. Anthony Rennie, teacher said “The children all had a brilliant day and the school are looking forward to taking part again in 2008.”
A local Police officer came along to lend a hand at Wilton Primary School who raised over £1,000 for Brake. Well done to them and to all our fundraising schools.
Children at St. Gerard’s Primary School get the message across with our bright banner as they get ready to set off on their leg of the walking bus.