While we understand it is not possible for everyone to abandon cars and find other ways to get to school and work, did you know that if, just once a week, we lift share, cycle or walk to school, we will make a significant impact in reducing mileage by cars and create less damage to the environment.
Why do it?
- Reduce congestion around school.
- Reduce pollution.
- Reduce parking problems.
- Improve relations with the local community.
- Show an environmentally responsible approach to the school run.
- Reduce the costs of the school run.
- Reduce the time and stress in taking children to and from school.
- Meet new parents and children.
TRAVEL PLAN SURVEY
What did the survey tell us?
So what do we plan to do next?
In the short term, we want to focus on three areas you told us were the most important to you: We have already purchased a new minibus and we are investigating expanding our routes, with the possibility of an additional minibus service operating along the Swanage to Upton corridor. Secondly, we have signed up to a web-based ‘lift share’ service called www.school-carshare.co.uk. This will enable families who wish to share lifts, to register securely so they can connect with other like-minded families.
Finally, we will establish a Travel Plan webpage on the Yarrells website so we can communicate further initiatives with you over the months and years ahead.
This is only the start of the work, but with your continued support we hope the Travel Plan will bring many positive benefits to the school community.
We are very grateful to everyone in the Yarrells School community for the positive response to this initiative, and for the evident keenness of parents, staff and pupils to work together to promote more sustainable travel solutions, in keeping with our strong commitment to being a responsible ECO school. As ever, we are keen to hear from you at any point with any suggestions or ideas to help us in fulfilling this. Your support is greatly appreciated.