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Ashbrook Infant school nomination for regional STARS Award For promoting road safety

Ashbrook Infant school promote safety for cycling, scooting and walking journeys, as well as safer parking. School staff work in partnership with Borrowash police Safer Neighbourhood Team Officer PC Colin Howitt and other schools.


top 3 achievements of the school

1.       whole school assembly with the PC Howitt and staff dressing in hi visibility clothing to promote be bright be seen, as well as making use of the Share a Travel Smart story resource - a story book that promotes active and safe travel to school.


2.       hosting balance bike training day to facilitate the training of 12 teachers from schools across the county to become balance bike instructors.


3.       Scooter Smart training days, including bike and scooter security marking with PC Colin Howitt    


Why the school deserves the award

The school instills a sense of safety during the early formative years of children's time at school.

This includes keeping safe on a bicycle and scooter through balance bike and Scooter Smart training. The staff at Ashbrook are particularly supportive and are always keen to dress up or ride a scooter to enhance children's learning!

PC Howitt is a familiar visitor to school who helps promote key road safety messages such be bright be seen, the importance of keeping your bike/scooter safe & secure as well as safer parking.


I also sent to the awards panel the photograph of all the staff dressed in their hi viz with Colin which is possibly what clinched it and why you won the award as it demonstrates your enthusiastic participation.


We won the regional STARS Award​

Our School Address : Victoria Avenue, Borrowash, Derby, Derbyshire, DE72 3HF