National WOW Badge Competition 2017
Children in Year 2 took part in the competition for designing the National WOW badges for next September. This year’s theme was “Walk the Americas” which included Brazil relating to their topic work. We had to choose the best three entries from our school which was very difficult. Well done the three choose children…..fantastic!
Welcome to the new term. Don’t forget to wrap up warm for your walk to school this term. If you walk to school at least once a week, you’ll be awarded one of these wonderful WOW badges at the end of the month.
Remember: Keep on WALKING!
Have your bicycle checked and minor repairs fixed for FREE opposite East Finchley tube station, High Road, East Finchley, N2 0NW on the first Thursday of each month up to March 2017. Police will also be there to security mark bicycles and offer advice.
The dates and times are as follows:
Thursday January 5th 4pm to 7pm
Thursday February 2nd 4pm to 7pm
Thursday March 2nd 4pm to 7pm
WALK TO SCHOOL WEEK
The children learnt the road safety rules and how to keep safe through role play and other activities.
The children took part in “National Shoesday” to help raise money for Living Streets which helps to run Walk to School Week.
The children wore shoes to school that made them happy!-Shiny, decorated, wellies, crocs, gorilla feet. In school they designed some covers for their shoes.
School Council wrote a Safer School Parking Pledge which was approved by Barnet School Travel Advisor (see below).
Deansbrook drivers please sign and return your Pledge - thank you!
These are the drawings by the children that were used in the Safer Parking Pledge.
The children designed a simple, bold and bright Safer Parking Pledge Badge to give out to parent drivers to put in their car window. This was to show they supported the pledge.
School Council took a vote and choose the winner.
In Year 2 the children have been writing poems about the things they see in their environment as they walk to school.
Look at some of the fantastic 3-d maps of the children’s route to school.
Thank you to all the parents that helped support their child to make their models. It was very hard to chose a winner from each year group but we looked to see where the child had create most of it independently.
THESE ARE THE WINNERS - Well done!!
School Council attended the Gold STARS (Sustainable Travel Active Responsible Safe) from Camden Centre at Kings Cross on Tuesday 13 October 2015 to collect our award for the school.
The children had the opportunity to meet other Gold STARS schools to share good practice and ideas on sustainable travel.
Throughout the day they took part in challenges such as how far they could cycle on an exercise bike and how many steps they could complete in 30 seconds.
We were very proud of their communication, discussion and negotiating skills throughout the day. They took part in role-play situations and dealing with people’s travel problems outside school and drawing challenges on different street furniture.
School Council identified a problem at our school where some parents/carers were parking/driving on the pavement. They planned, discussed and were creative in ideas to help solve the problem called “Tiger Day”. On their return to school they will discuss this more fully with the Headteacher and other School Council members.
Children’s comments on their day:
“I really enjoyed keeping fit and learning new ways to keep safe on the roads…..and collecting our award”
“I’m looking forward to telling School Council about our project”