Here at Hollybush we promote safe and active travel as much as possible by using our noticeboard, displays, newsletter and website at www.hollybush.herts.sch.uk
We encourage all members of our school community to walk, cycle or travel by public transport for the journey to school.
To support this we provide:
o Cycle training (Bikeability)
o Scooter training
o Pedestrian training
o Cycle parking
o Scooter parking
Local school trips are made by public transport where possible, or on foot if the destination is close by.
We let all new pupils and their parents/carers know that we promote healthy and sustainable travel to school before the child starts at our school.
What we ask of parents.
Please encourage your child(ren) to walk, scoot or cycle to school whenever possible.
Ensure your child(ren) walk or ride sensibly and safely on the way to and from school, and to push bikes and scooters on school grounds.
Ensure that bicycles and scooters are roadworthy and properly maintained. If in doubt consult a qualified mechanic.
Providing your child(ren) with a cycle helmet.
Ensure your child(ren) can be seen by fitting lights to their bike by supplying them with high-visibility clothing.
Ensure you have appropriate insurance cover for your child(ren)’s bicycle or scooter as the school is not liable for any loss or damage to cycles or scooters on the premises or being used on the way to or from school.
If you travel by bus, can you get off the bus at least two stops early and walk the last part of the journey?
We understand that sometimes there is no alternative to driving to school.
Where a car must be used we ask parents to drive only part of the way, and drop their child(ren) off away from the school so that some of the journey can be walked or scooted