Useful lesson plans to help pupils understand what a school travel plan is and aid discussions on safer routes to school issues. See how these guides all fit into the Curriculum for Excellence.
Embedding active and sustainable travel resource pack
The council, with support from their primary schools have designed a resource pack for teaching staff on the themes of active and sustainable transport. This provides a in depth and clear guide for schools who wish to incorporate active and sustainable travel messages into their lessons. Lessons are grouped under themes, age groups and show links to the curriculum.
Signage and stopping distances workshop
This workshop looks at the different distances vehicles need to come to a stop when travelling at different speeds. There is also an opportunity to discuss other factors which affect braking distances, such as the weather, size of vehicle and drivers attention.
View our workshop resources:
- Signage and stopping distance workshop guidance (pdf 868KB)
- Signage and stopping distances signs (pdf 1.88MB)
Use the Mind Maps to allow pupils to discuss the pros and cons of travelling by different modes of transport.
Walking bus guide
A walking bus is an organised group of children walking on the school route, escorted by adult volunteers. A walking bus travels along a set route, picking up and dropping off children at pre-agreed stops at times listed in a timetable.
Walking zone guide
Walking audit guide
Park and stride guide
How to set up a Park & Stride site. Guide produced by Living Streets.
- Golden Boot Guide (pdf 160kb)
- Golden Boot Class sheet A4 version (pdf 163kb)
- Easy Guide to Walk to School Week (pdf 1.91 MB)
- Living Streets WOW Project (Forthcoming)
Scooting to School Workshop and Guides:
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of pupils travelling to school on scooters . To encourage this safely, Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council and Moray Council have jointly created a Scooter Skills Workshop. This has been designed to allow schools to run the program themselves and is adaptable to fit into the schools work program.
Please feel free to use these resources, if you wish to provide us with feedback on this or have any questions please get in touch with your School Travel Planning Officer.