Cycle, Scoot, Walk

At Damers, we want to encourage every child, family member and staff member to choose walking, cycling or scooting for all or part of their journey; you can read more about our plans in our Active Travel policy.

Why?

Cycling, scooting and walking:

  • It’s healthy!
  • Exercise helps prepare our minds for learning
  • It reduces pollution around our school and community
  • It reduces traffic in our community keeping our roads safer
  • It’s fun!

Cycle / scooting routes:

You can use the Sustrans website to find local and national cycle routes.  If you have any routes you cycle, scoot or walk, share them with us!

Keeping safe

Keeping safe whilst cycling, scooting and walking is particularly important during dark nights and late afternoons.  Lights, reflective clothing and accessories help make you more visible.  Helmets can help save lives; this 3 minute video from Halfords offers quick tips.

Get in touch!

We always welcome feedback on successful stories as well as areas we can improve and adapt our provision based on family and community feedback. Please feel free to share what has worked well in addition to constructive ideas.

Current feedback we are acting / have acted on:

  • Widening of the path by the Great Field
  • Additional storage for scooters within the school
  • Access to bike storage for adults outside the school entrance

You can get in touch with us by contacting a member of staff listed below, or if you would like to find out more about ‘Active Travel’, visit the Sustrans website.

Tony Misun

Sustrans School Champion & Active Travel Coordinator

office@damers.dorset.sch.uk

Jonathan Dixon

Sustrans Bike It Plus Officer

reception@sustrans.org.uk 

Edd Moore

Eco Coordinator

office@damers.dorset.sch.uk

Kirsten Thorpe

PE Coordinator

office@damers.dorset.sch.uk