Monday, May 28, 2018
There is a free guided walk on Wednesday at Rockliffe in Darlington. - with Groundwork NE & Cumbria View Post
Let's Go Tees Valley has a library of information of events and resources to get more children to school by walking, cycling or scooting on the school run.
If you are an educator or parent that would like to see more children walking to your school please have a look at the programmes that we offer in schools, such as pedestrian training to primary school children and Bikeability both funded programmes aimed at getting children to school safely.
If you would like to organise activities in your school, including bike rides, cycling and scooter skills sessions, learn to ride sessions, bike breakfasts, curriculum linked to classroom sessions and cycle maintenance training courses there are several organisations which can help, please contact us for more information.
Links to other classroom activities
Modeshift STARS (pdf)
Free Your Feet (pdf)
The Big Shift (pdf)
The Big Street Survey (pdf)
Walk Once a Week (pdf)
Sustrans - Suss it out [external link]
Le Tour De Yorkshire curriculum resources [external link]
Let's Go Tees Valley offers a variety of programmes to schools; including cycle training, pedestrian training, and road safety information. If your school would like to take part please get in touch with us.
The aim of pedestrian training is to improve children’s perception of speed and distance and to develop good road safety behaviour and crossing practices.
Pedestrian Training is available for Year 1-3 children in many Tees Valley Primary Schools. All training is of a practical nature. Children are encouraged to learn by doing rather than by having to learn a series of rules to follow. The course content is delivered by several short sessions approximately 30-45 minutes in duration and the course is normally completed within three weeks.
The main topics will be vocabulary, behaviour, identifying safe crossing places and developing a crossing strategy for general every day use and completed over a period of time according to the child’s understanding of the issues. Please contact us for more information in your area.
Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO)
Every primary school is encouraged to appoint two pupils, ideally one from Year 5 and one from Year 6 to become JRSO’s for their school. The aim is that they will raise awareness of road safety to pupils, parents, teachers and the local community through the promotion of different road safety themes. These themes are broad enough to include your school’s own initiatives.
The JRSO also provide a link between the road safety team and the pupils. We have a full packet of information available to any school or teacher interested in facilitating this programme.
For more information about JRSO please contact:
- Darlington: Denise Caley email: Denise.Caley@darlington.gov.uk or call 01325 406695
- Middlesbrough: Lynn Hepworth, Road Safety Officer email Lynn Hepworth@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.
Your school may already have signed up to receive Bikeability sessions! Contact your school directly to find out if sessions are scheduled for this year.
To find out more about Bikeability in your area find your contact below.
Darlington phone: 01325 406696 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesbrough phone: 01642 219620
Redcar & Cleveland phone: 01287 612544
Stockton phone: 01642 526708
To find out more about Bikeability (in general) please visit the Bikeability website [external link]