Safe Routes to School Project
This year, we are taking part in the Safe routes to school project with Sustrans.
Sustrans are an organisation that works with developing sustainable travel.
St David’s Safer Routes in Communities is a co-design project that is working with our school and the surrounding community to make improvements to the streets that will result in a safer and more attractive environment for walking and cycling.
Sustrans is supporting St David's RC Primary School and the surrounding community in designing improvements in the area that make it safer and more pleasant for walking and cycling, particularly the area around the school.
Using a series of co-design workshops, the project has focused on working with the community to understand specific issues and barriers to walking and cycling, and where changes have be made to address these.
From February 2020, the project has moved into a delivery stage, making the changes happen to ensure safer routes to school for all our families.
Year 5 have worked with Sustrans on the project. They have carried out different workshops to engage the children in the designing of the project and carried out a street audit outside of the school gates. The children used large scale maps of the outside of the school and re-designed the streets. They also went to Tredegar Park and completed a route survey from there back to the school. We also went to railway bridge to look at improving the route to school.