Inspiring more school kids to walk, scoot and cycle

Kettering-based social enterprise, Brightkidz, is getting more children walking, cycling and scooting safely through fun and engaging activities delivered in local schools.

Through its flagship project, ST:EPS (Safe Travel: Enabling Pupils and Schools), Brightkidz provides free online information to teachers and parents, and has run scooter training sessions, whole-school assemblies and other exciting initiatives at primary schools in Kettering.

Among the successes, Brightkidz arranged for Wicksteed Park’s much-loved mascot, Wicky Bear, to meet up with over 60 pupils, parents and teachers on their walk to Compass Primary Academy as part of national Walk to School Week, and helped Grange Primary Academy to become the first school in Northamptonshire to be accredited the prestigious Modeshift STARS bronze award by the Department of Transport.

Can Brightkidz help your school? A recent funding boost from the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, means that Brightkidz can build on its successes and roll the project out to secondary schools.  Alison Holland, Projects and Partnerships Director of Brightkidz, is delighted that they can now promote healthier, safer and more environmentally friendly travel to young teens - many of whom have grown up seeing the car as the main form of transport.  Brightkidz wants to change that notion by working with local secondary schools to provide support and activities to pupils to get them more active when travelling to school or socialising.

Calling all businesses Businesses have a chance to promote active travel and road safety, by backing, supporting or sponsoring Brightkidz initiatives.  Supporting a project that will help schools promote and inspire safe and active travel is a fantastic way for businesses to raise their profile and put back into their local community.  It doesn't matter what sector they are in either - the sooner businesses get involved, the more social impact our ST:EPS project will make.

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