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Active Travel Monthly Newsletter

Sitwell Infant School is an active school! We are at Bronze level of the Modeshift Stars active travel award and are currently working towards our Silver accreditation. If you have any ideas about ways that we can promote active travel, please get in touch with Mrs Lilley or Mrs Peart.

Active travel newsletter Autumn 2019

5 Minute Mapping activity

Our School Council have recently completed a 5 minute mapping activity with Dom Quaiser-Sweeting, our Active Travel officer. This has been done to support parents and families to park further away or walk the whole way to school. This makes drop offs and pick ups much safer and calmer (and it is better for the environment too!)


Have a look at the help sheet above, which shows the streets which are only a 5 minute walk away. 

Rotherham Cycle Hub

Rotherham Cycle Hub will be visiting various locations across Rotherham over the spring and summer including Saturday sessions at Clifton Park.  Parents and staff are welcome to visit and find out more.


At the Hub you can:

  • Find out how you can borrow a bike for free (including electric bikes and all the kit you need to ride)
  • Get your bike checked over by an expert Dr Bike mechanic - they'll tell you if there's anything wrong with it and make basic repairs. 
  • Find out about local cycling routes and plan your cycling commutes with the Hub team.
  • Arrange free cycle training for you and get paired up with your own bike buddy who can accompany you on your first journeys around town.


​Dates at Clifton Park include: 


Sat 6th April 

Tue 16th April 

Tue 23rd April 

Sat 4th May 


The Hub is also available at Riverside House every week and other locations across the Rotherham. Find out more by clicking here.

Using Public Transport

With summer on the way, it's a perfect time to start walking, scooting or riding your bike to school. For those children, staff and parents that have further to travel, it is possible to combine a walk in the sunshine with a journey by public transport. 


SYPTE offer a range of tools on their website:  

  • Find a list of bus services across South Yorkshire here.  
  • Plan your journey using the SYPTE website here.
  • Apply for a Mega Travel Pass online here
  • Zero fare passes are available for those living more than 3 miles from school on low income here.

Mega Travel Pass

  • Available to all 11-16 year old children in South Yorkshire
  • Travel on any bus or tram for just 80p per journey
  • Receive half fare on Northern trains
  • Discounted unlimited travel 7 days tickets which may be cheaper for regular travellers 
  • Further details attached

Zero Fare Pass

  • Available to children in low income families if they live more than 3 miles from school
  • Application is through the local council 
  • It is worth contacting the council if you have any other special circumstances as you may be entitled to a pass.