Martinshaw Primary School is located at the end of a cul-de sac therefore it is essential that we encourage pupils and parents to walk, cycle and “scoot” to school as regularly as possible.
Within the school grounds, there are bike racks and scooter pods to house items securely, and children use these before and at the end of the school day.
Various incentives are dispersed throughout the school calendar to raise the focus of alternative travel methods.
The classes often undertake art work and enter these to the Local Authority. Last year our winning entry was produced into a colourful, permanent school Banner
The Year 6 pupils receive training at the beginning of the school year so they may cycle back and forth to school safely. This includes: bike checks, personal safety (helmets) and road safety awareness using nearby roads and junctions.
Martinshaw joins in each year to this national scheme in the Spring Term and each class logs their journeys onto the National Website so we can track our journeys each day
This usually takes place in June and the classes are encouraged to walk rather than travel by car for a weekly focus but there is an incentive for the complete month of June
Some members of staff have regularly car shared this year to minimise the impact on the environment
For several years, Martinshaw School has participated in the “Curve Bike Ride” where Year 6 pupils, parents and staff cycle into Leicester City on especially appointed routes for the day, congregating at the Curve Theatre.