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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Travel Challenge

The Bridgwater Schools Travel Challenge returns!

For three weeks from Monday 23th September – Friday 11th October our school will be participating in a Bridgwater-wide school travel challenge to encourage active travel and reduce car use to school. Each day during the challenge, pupils and staff will record how they travelled to school and are awarded points, with active travel options scoring the most points:

  • Walk - 4 points
  • Scoot – 4 points
  • Cycle – 4 points
  • Bus – 3 points
  • Train – 3 points
  • Park & Stride – 2 points
  • Car with friends – 1 point
  • Car – 0 points!

Even if you live too far from school to walk, scoot or cycle all the way, why don’t you Park and Stride (drive the first part of the journey, park somewhere safely and considerately, and walk or scoot for the final 5-10 minutes, or share the driving duties with a friend. New this year: you will also be able to view the Leaderboard so you can keep an eye on how we are doing and help us move up the ranks!

The overall score for the school will be logged each day and the school travelling most actively over the challenge period will win £750 to put towards anything of their choosing (we’d like to put it towards our forest school). 

This year there will also be another £750 prize for ‘the most improved school’ – the school that makes the biggest improvement in the amount of active travel to school compared to its initial travel to school survey.

So you can see there is everything to play for. Thank you for your support!


Please click on the link below to see the leaderboard for the Travel Challenge.

Thank you for all of your support and keep up the good work!!

Bridgwater Schools Challenge - Leaderboard



We’d love to hear your thoughts about the recent Schools Travel Challenge, and about the other activities have been delivered in school as part of The Bridgwater Way.

Please complete our short questionnaire to let us know what you think. There’s a £250 cash prize for the school which has the best survey response rate (the number of responses as a % of the number of children in your school), a great personal motivation to get involved!


You can access the survey by clicking on the link below:

Please complete your survey by Sunday 27th October 2019


Family case studies: Also - would you prepared to talk to us (briefly on the phone or via email) about how you as a family have responded to the challenge of travelling more actively to school and your experiences of this – both good and bad? If so, we'd also love to hear from you. Please drop me a line at helen.bonner@steergroup.com and leave your contact details and I will call/email you back. Thank you for your help.