Walking Bus

Woodlands Walking Buses

Our Walking Bus

(Rain or shine we will get the children to school on time!)

We offer two walking buses ‘free of charge’ for children to get to school. The Walking Bus departs from the Spar Shop on the Spinal Path, Woodside at 8:10am, and the Costcutter shop on Warensway, Woodside at 8.10am prompt and runs daily.

Each child receives a high visibility vest when joining the Walking Bus. Vests are collected the end of July. We request all parents support us by ensuring  children wear their vests everyday.

The success of the scheme depends on the enthusiasm and willingness of parents and children becoming involved. If you would like further details, want your child to take part in the walking bus or if you would like to volunteer to support,  please contact the Lead Co-ordinator, Learning Mentor Annette Smith on 01952 386070.

Quote from Sian Skelton – Telford & Wrekin Road Safety & Sustainable Officer

“Woodlands Primary School work very hard in promoting the importance of road safety throughout the school. The team of dedicated staff strive to ensure the safety of the pupils is upheld not only in school but whilst on their journey to and from school. Having two very successful walking buses is incredible and something that most schools could only dream of. They are a brilliant school to work with as they take road safety as seriously as we do!”

ROUTE 1 – The walking bus will operate during the following times:-

Day

Departure / Arrival Time

Designated Stop

Staff & Volunteers

Monday – Friday

Depart: 8:10am

Stop 1: Spar Shop, Willowfield
Stop 2: Willowfield and Wellsfield
Stop 3: Wigmore, Wantage and Woodcroft
Stop 4: Woodcroft, Wayside and Wantage
Stop 5: Wayside, Wensleydale and Woodrows
Stop 6: Wensleydale and Woodrows
Stop 7: Waltondale and Woodrows
Stop 8: Woodside Medical Practice

Driver: Mrs Lewis

Conductors:
Miss Lewis
Miss Oliver

Mr Thompson

Miss Campbell

Miss Vale

Mrs Clinton

ROUTE 2 – The walking bus will operate during the following times:-

Day

Departure / Arrival Time

Designated Stop

Staff & Volunteers

Monday – Friday

Depart: 8:10am

Stop 1: Costcutter Shop –

Warrensway – Please note we will not allow children to go into the shop to purchase goods.
Stop 2: Westbourne Bungalows
Stop 3: The Westbourne Communal Rooms opposite William Reynolds School
Stop 4: Westbourne (near 117)
Stop 5: Black Ash Park
Last Stop: Woodlands Primary

Driver: Miss Smith

Conductors:

Mrs Shaw

Mrs Astbury

Mrs Mulligan

1 x Volunteer

Walking Bus Form

Walking Bus Information Letter and Consent Form

Road Safety Information – THINK

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THINK! Education includes a wealth of road safety information and resources for pupils, teachers and parents.

http://www.dft.gov.uk/think/education/early-years-and-primary/