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Threemilestone Use 2 Feet To Travel To School

Posted: 13/01/2007 14:02:15

Threemilestone Use 2 Feet To Travel To School On Tuesdays

Threemilestone School in Truro has taken a big stride towards green travel with the introduction of a new 'Walking Bus' on Tuesdays for children who attend the school. The school is calling the scheme 'Two Feet on Tuesday' and will be launching the scheme on Tuesday 16 January 2007.

The Walking Bus, supported by five volunteer parents, means the children will now be able to walk to school on Tuesdays. This will help to cut down on congestion and pollution around the school entrance.

The school has introduced the scheme with the help of Cornwall County Council's Travel Awareness Team. Staff have provided training for the volunteers, and appropriate literature and guidelines to the parents and children who join the scheme. The Travel Awareness Team ensure that chosen routes are suitable and as safe as possible, consulting with Traffic Safety Engineers and Road Safety Officers to ensure all aspects of safety are considered.

A Walking Bus is a parent/school supported project where trained volunteers will escort children to and from school along a set route. The aim is to encourage parents to become volunteers, making it possible for parents who are unable to walk to school to allow their children to join the 'Two Feet on Tuesday' Walking Bus.

The Walking Bus parent volunteers and children will wear high visibility tabards for safety, on loan from Cornwall County Council, and will start at Chyvelah Vale, collecting children along the route to the school entrance on Polstain Road.

Matt McTaggart [LIB DEM], Cornwall County Council's Executive Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, who is very supportive of walking and cycling schemes, said "A Walking Bus is a safe, fun and environmentally friendly way for children to get to and from school.

"Threemilestone is the latest school to start a Walking Bus Scheme and I wish them well. We have nine Walking Buses across the County at present, with more being worked on. The School is aware of the importance of reducing congestion around the school entrance and this is a positive move towards changing the environment around the school gate. Walking Buses can make a big difference and the parent volunteers and school are to be congratulated for their enthusiastic support of the Scheme."

The inaugural Walking Bus will be joined by Rachael Thomas, the Travel Awareness Senior School Travel Plan Officer and Billy the Boots the Cornwall County Council Travel Awareness Mascot will greet them at the school entrance to congratulate the parents and children on making the initiative happen.

Rachael Thomas has been working with the school on their Travel Plan. She said "Our surveys have shown where the majority of the pupils who attend the school live and our joint aim, with the school, is to address the issues that accompany the expanding residential area around Gloweth and encourage as many children to walk from the area as possible, reducing the number of vehicles coming into Threemilestone village as possible.

"The School is hoping to run a second walking bus from the other side of Threemilestone village in the future."

Thremilestone School is in the process of applying for a grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) to sustain the Walking Bus and, if successful, will use the grant to purchase their own safety tabards. The grant is a new investment by the government to encourage and support walking to school initiatives. Further information about the grants is available on the Cornwall County Council website at or the DfT website at DfT walking bus grants news release

Teacher Lexi Lobb, School Travel Plan Champion of Threemilestone School, said "Walking to school is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, improved fitness, less pollution and improved road safety around the school ground. I am delighted with the response to the Scheme and will be supporting everyone in their endeavours to improve the congestion and safety at the school entrance. I am very keen for as many of our pupils to join the initiative as possible."


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