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BBEST ACTIVATE Week is taking place on Monday the 18th to Friday the 22nd of October 2021. We hope you’ll join in to make this special event a great success. ACTIVATE Week is an opportunity for all 8000 children in the 22 BBEST schools to enjoy the benefits of being more active on the way to and from school – making them and you, feel fitter, ready to learn and making the areas around our schools safer and cleaner for our communities.

Why be active on the way to school?

There are many benefits of being active on the way to school with your child.

  • It is good for the health of both yourself and your child (regular exercise can help reduce obesity and is good for the heart, lungs and bones).
  • Fewer cars on the roads and around the school gates make the area safer for those who want to walk.
  • Your child can practise their road safety skills to prepare them for later life.
  • It’s sociable for pupils and adults, you can meet up with others. Why not see what you can spot on the journey?
  • Walking is much cheaper than coming by car.
  • Children who walk to school arrive more alert and ready to learn.
  • Fewer cars mean cleaner air for our children.
  • Walking to school rather than coming by car is better for the environment.
  • Walking is less stressful than being stuck in traffic and trying to find somewhere to park.
  • Walking to school can be quicker!

What does it mean for the children?

  • A chance to charge up your energy levels and become BBEST ACTIVATORS
  • Be active on the way to school, at school or on the way home from school
  • Charge up on the ACTIVATOR PORTAL and get your ACTIVATE passport stamped every day to join in!

 

Our BBEST ACTIVATORS are the Super Heroes that will help us:

  • Have HEALTHIER communities - They can help their family be fitter by encouraging them to do more exercise
  • Have FRIENDLIER communities - They can chat to their friends on the way to school and even make new friends
  • Have SAFER communities - They can practise their road safety skills on the way to school
  • Have LESS TRAFFIC - They can help reduce the number of cars on the road
  • Have CLEANER AIR - They can help reduce the pollution in our area

What do we need the children to do?

ACTIVATORS are active on the way to school, at school or on the way home from school everyday.

They can Walk, Skip, Scoot, Dance, Run, Cycle!

Can’t walk all the way? Then “PARK and STRIDE”

If you live too far away from school to walk all the way, then ask if you can park a little further away and walk the rest of the way.
If you do this – you’ll STILL earn  an ACTIVATE stamp on your passport.

What if it rains?

Don’t forget your raincoat, wellies and perhaps even an umbrella!
Play a rain-game, play I-spy or sing in the rain!
If you do this – you’ll STILL earn  an ACTIVATE stamp on your passport.

Activators – do you accept your challenge?

We hope to see many of you being active to and from school during this week.

 

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