Travel , News & Accreditation
We did it again! Our Lady of Grace has retained its Gold status for a further year with an amazing reduction of car usage by parents. Thank you to everyone for supporting us in making travel to and from school more sustainable and safer for our children.
Car Free Day
What a fantastic day everyone had taking part in one of Londons biggest events - Car Free Day.
With the assistant from the local police, the road outside school was closed to vehicles and staff, parents and pupils came to school on their bikes, scooters, parking and striding or walking.
There was a great atmosphere and a real thumbs up from parents and carers.
Children from various years also went out on to the street and draw some amazing pictures and slogans to support the message of climate change and sustainable travel.
Here is what some of our parents had to say:
- I just wanted to pass on my thanks to the school and particularly the local police who helped the car free day happen. I was talking to many people who said the community atmosphere on the street was so special and most importantly the kids really enjoyed the walk there & playing outside the school. Things like this really help to bring there school and the local community together. In the words of my 7 year old daughter ‘it was such an amazing exciting day!’. Please can we do it regularly!
- I wanted to congratulate OLOG for participating in the free car day last Friday The drop off for Louie felt safer and calmer with cars not being allowed in front of the school. I hope we have more of these days.
Staff, pupils and Governors are continually working to improve sustainable travel to and from School as well as helping make parking around the school site safe.
The School Council ran a poster competition for pupils about safer parking outside school (refer to Pupil Voice section) and have taken part in many other initiatives like Bikeability (Year 6), Car-Free Day, Walk to School Week and The Big Peddle.
We have also had a representative from the Road Safety Team at Greenwich Council visit our Year 4 pupils to talk about the important road safety messages and the Green Cross Code.
Thank you to all the parents who completed our travel survey. The results of this are listed in the file below:
What great support we had from parents, carers and children in taking part in the Big Pedal challenge. Lots of you swapped your cars for bikes, scooters and put your walking shoes on for this activity. Well done to everyone who joined in.
GOLD - 2018
I am delighted to inform you that we have achieved GOLD accreditation from the Transport for London travel scheme.
Thank you to parents, pupils and staff for helping us achieve this by really getting involved in all the different travel initiatives we run.
The Head Boy & Head Girl represented the School at the STARS Primary Gold Awards Ceremony at The Kia Oval, London. They took part in workshops and looked at more ways to help improve sustainable travel.
Walk to School Week
How great it was to see so many parents and pupils taking part in Walk to School Week. This really helped reduce congestion outside the school and the children had fun walking or scooting to School with their friends or cycling with their parents. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Thank you to all the families that completed the travel survey to try and help us understand what how children travel to school and what initiatives you would like to see at the school to encourage safe, healthy travel. The results can be read below:
Silver Accreditation - October 2017
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Silver award in recognition of our achievement in active and safer travel initiatives.
Bronze Accreditation - October 2016
Our Lady of Grace has been awarded Bronze accreditation for its achievements in safer travel initiatives.