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Active Travel Lockdown Activities

Hi everybody! Hope you are all well and you are keeping active whilst you are staying at home and keeping safe!


If you would like to send any photographs to me of you and your family keeping fit, going for walks, riding your bikes or scooters etc, I would love to see them! We could even share all our 'keeping active' photographs and ideas on here so that you can all see what your friends are doing. 

If you would like to do this, please send your photographs to and watch this space!


I have attached some active travel activity sheets below to keep you busy! Enjoy!

I hope to see you all back at school very soon!

Mrs Lilley


It’s the end of the first week of the WOW Walk of Fame challenge! Well done to everyone taking part and recording their journeys on Travel Tracker this week!  

Our position in the leaderboard is currently 8th out of 34 participating schools in the Sheffield City Region.   

Well done, we are doing fantastic!

Keep up the great work and all the walking to school next week. Remember to log your journey to school everyday!

It's Competition Time Again!


Can you design a badge for next year's 10 day Active Travel Challenge badge winners?

Lets see if we can get a winner from Sitwell Infant School!


Simply download the attachment below to create your design then send to the email address provided.









Competition entry form

COMPETITION! Stay safe and get active. Why not have a go? Let's see if someone from Sitwell Infants can win!

We are so excited!!! We are now GOLD!!!!!! Well done to everybody who has tried so hard to travel to school in an active way! Your hard work has paid off! We are looking forward to many more fun active travel initiatives and activities next academic year as a GOLD school! Well done everybody and keep up the hard work!

Sitwell Infant School is an active school! We are at silver level of the Modeshift Stars active travel award and are currently working towards our gold accreditation.

We have had lots of fun in school over the last few years promoting active travel. We have joined in with lots of exciting national initiatives and ran many fun events and activities in school.

We were very proud to be nominated for an award  'regional school of the year'  in November. Mrs Lilley and Mrs Peart took two children to the awards ceremony in York to join in with the celebrations.


If you have any new ideas about ways that we can promote active travel, please get in touch with Mrs Lilley or Mrs Peart.

How many WOW badges have you achieved so far? Keep trying to travel to school in an active way. Can you collect all 10 badges?

Active travel newsletter Autumn 2019

Active Travel Monthly Newsletter

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.