Transport #EcoSchoolsAtHome Frugi 10 day challenge
Welcome to day eight of the Frugi 10 day topic challenge for #EcoSchoolsAtHome, today we are thinking about travelling to school (or work) for our Transport topic. When everyone’s back in school, let’s make the school run more eco-fun and friendly!
Remember to use any of your work on our #EcoSchoolsAtHome Frugi 10 day challenge as evidence towards your next Eco-Schools international Green Flag Award – if you need a little more inspiration, why not consider one of these projects during your travels:
- For pre-schools or reception classes have a ‘funny walk week’ where every day children walk to school then either hop, skip, jump, dance or walk backwards (safely) the last 20 steps before reaching the nursery or school gate (parents can take part too!) Make sure to count the steps out loud with a silly voice to compliment your funny walk.
- Walking to school is brilliant during the Summer Term, however, during the Autumn Term it can be a bit miserable when it’s cold, wet and dark. Work with pupils and parents to think of ways to make walking to school safer and more interactive during these seasons. Pupils could set up and manage a ‘brolly borrowing’ scheme for rainy days or older pupils could write a new eco-green cross code to keep everyone in your school safe and comfortable during the winter months.
- The catchment area of some secondary schools can be very large and many students have to use school buses and coaches twice a day. Your Eco-Committee could contact your schools transport provider to see what, as a company, they are doing to help reduce their carbon footprint. Do students have any ideas how they could work with them to develop a new sustainable transport plan for your school?
Frugi staff love to get on their bikes to travel work instead of driving. It’s a small way we can help reduce our own carbon footprint and a lovely way to start the day! We even have a shower at the office to rinse off when we get there. No pongy socks here thank you!
Frugi and Eco-Schools are also extremely excited to announce that from September Frugi will also be funding the Green Flag fees for up to 150 schools in England; from Early Years Foundation (3-5), Primary Schools (5-11) all the way through to Secondary and Further Education (12-18). Check out the Eco-Schools website for more information in the new school year!