Travel to School


This national event will run from Monday 21st May to Friday 25th May. Many families already walk to and from school every day and we thank you for setting such a good example.  We would encourage those who usually driver to leave their cars and home and enjoy a healhty walk to school with your children.  Please see if it is possible to make the walk to school part of your daily routine.  There are many benefits from doing so: encouraging fitness and exercise, fresh air, less pollution and teaching essential pedestrian and road safety skills.  Every child who takes part will receive stickers and a certificate.


We have taken part in the 'Big Pedal' again this year.  This is an initiative to encourage people to cycle more and avoid using cars and other forms of transport.  

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.   Every year we take part in the one day challenge and aim for the Big school prize. This year we had 43 scooters on site and 108 cycles - 31 more sets of wheels arriving at school than last year.  The Eco Councillors were very happy with the number of pupils taking part in this event. 

A really good effort from Base 3, who had 19 sets of wheels and Base 9, who had 22 sets.  Base 7 had the most wheels in school, with a count of 23 sets, and were awarded the Golden Shoe!


Big Pedal 2018 3   Big Pedal 2018 1   Big Pedal 2018 4   Big Pedal 2018 2


There will be a bake to bike sale on the playground after school on Thursday 29th March.  All money raised will go towards a new cycle storage shed.


We hope that the information provided on this page improves your child's journey to school.


 My Journey Hampshire Logo

Journey Planner

Safer School Run Video

Parkwise Promise Website

Parkwise Leaflet                           


 Journey to School with Susie the childminder                                       










Journey to School with Susie the childminder 


You may also find the maps below useful:

The average time it takes to walk from home to school within our catchment area

Map showing walk to school times

Shortcuts on the walk-to-school route that may reduce your walking journey time

Map showing walking shortcuts



Elson Junior School have registered for the The Big Pedal and are working closely with Sustrans on this.

We had a successful day on Friday 31st March 2017 for our BikeIt BIG PEDAL day, with over 50 scooters and cycles in school.  BikeIt Ray did a safety check on children's bicycles for them.  We are planning a Bike Doctor day in the summer term, please look out for further details.

        The Big Pedal Logo                           Sustrans logo

    The Big Pedal Website                                      Sustrans