The Walking School Bus is part of the St. Mary's CE Primary School's continuing commitment to sustainable travel within the school community. The programme of events and road safety initiatives fills a year long calendar including Lucky Locks during Road Safety Week, which encourages coming to school on bicycles and scooters wearing a helmet. Our school annual Walking School Bus started from Tesco at 8.00am on Wednesday 23rd November as part of the school's Road Safety Week events, promoted by Brake, whose theme this year is " Safe Roads For All". Road safety team members, staff, pupils , parents, careers and families, met together then walked with the police to school. We hope that parents will be encouraged to continue with Park and Stride from Tesco on a regular basis to help improve air quality in the town and to continue promoting healthy lifestyles. The JTAs also run a road safety stall at the school Christmas fair to raise money for a donation for Brake, the road safety charity. During Road Safety Week, we also had guest speakers who came to speak to the pupils about how to stay safe on bicycles, scooters, as a pedestrian and as a passenger. Pupils were reminded of the importance of wearing a cycle helmet and also wearing a seat belt when travelling in a vehicle. Thank you to Dave and Rebecca from ERYC Road Safety Team for their very informative presentation.