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.


Sustrans Big Pedal 2019 runs from Monday 25th March to Friday 5th April and will see whole school communities, across the UK, leave their cars at home and bike, walk and scoot for their journeys to and from school.  In 2018, 82% of Big Pedal schools surveyed said pupils continued to travel actively to school following the competition, reducing congestion and air pollution and increasing pupil fitness and health.

This year, we will be taking part on Friday 29th March and want to encourage as many pupils, staff and parents to walk, scoot or cycle to school.  There are fantastic prizes to be won, including bike stunt shows and scooters fom the lead sponsor, Micro Scooters.  During the afternoon, some Year 6 pupils will have the chance to have their cycles checked by the Big Pedal Team in preparation for cycling to secondary school.  After school, we will have  our Smoothie bike running for Eco-Councillors, Environment club and invited pupils who will be selected for their combined attendance and sustainable choices.


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.

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