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Safer Routes Explained!

Q: What is Safer Routes to School?

A: Safer Routes to School, or a school travel plan, is a school based approach which aims to improve safety and remove barriers to walking and cycling to and from school. The school works closely with Buckinghamshire County Council to encourage children and parents to consider alternative methods to get to school.

Q: Who are the Safer Routes team?

A: This varies year on year but consists of Mrs Stewart (the Safer Routes co-ordinator) and willing and eager parents.


Q: what is WOW?


A: WOW stands for Walk Once a Week and it is an initiative to encourage parents and children to walk part or all of their journey to school at least once a week. children track their progress on a Travel Tracker (to be launched in September) and receive badges.


Q: What is a JRSO?

A: JRSO stands for Junior Road Safety Officer. Usually there are four Year 6 pupils appointed as JRSOs for a one year period. The JRSOs are ‘employed’ by the school to help their local Road Safety Officer promote road safety issues within the school and local community.