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During the glorious weather we have had this week, it has been fantastic to see so many families walking, scooting and cycling to school. The golden padlock has been put onto a bike/scooter on three occasions this week, with prizes of: chocolate, Crayola set and stationery set. Please keep cycling and scooting to be in with a chance of winning a prize!

During assembly on Monday, the KS2 children discussed the importance of wearing a cycle helmet. A competition was also launched for children to design a poster for the local area to highlight the importance of wearing a helmet. Please discuss this at home with your children. Further information below.

KS2 Poster Competition

Description: Image result for cycle helmetPlease design a poster to highlight the importance of wearing a cycle helmet.

These should be handed to Mrs Collidge no later than 3pm on Friday 30th June.

Cycle helmet fact sheet

Car Park, Crossing and Park and Stride


It is vital that parents do not park on double yellow lines in the car park.  The children have raised the fact that the way some parents drive and use the car park makes them feel unsafe.   This is really unacceptable and we will be monitoring this periodically.  There are always spaces available in the Gregson Centre car park.   I would also encourage parents to use the “park and stride” locations at Ian Mills on the A39 or at Splash. If you would like to, please ask at the school office for a pass to display in your windscreen. One comment I have received about this said the following, “Love that walk. Think it's really good for the children, especially at this time of year when it gets dark early and they can't go out to play after school, to have some fun, freedom and fresh air after school. It's only about 10 minutes each way from Splash, nearly as quick and much less stressful than driving.”

 
The school car park gets extremely busy, both at the beginning and at the end of the day.  It takes drivers a long time on busy days to enter and exit when collecting their children.  The Park and Stride scheme offers alternative parking in three locations, each on a different side of the school.  Vouchers are available for drivers to display in their windows for Splash car park, Ian Mills (North Cornwall Plumbing Supplies on A39 north of school) and Meadow Drive, Flexbury (by garages).  There is also a public car park opposite Dickies that parents can use.  These are much better options than parking inconsiderately during busy periods closer to the school. 
 

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