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Active Travel

Active Travel

At Seaburn Dene Primary school we encourage active travel for both the children and the staff wherever possible. Active travel means a mode of transport which involves physical activity, such as walking and cycling to get from one destination to another.  We have many ways in which we promote and target active travel.

Each week, all classes track their active journeys to school, using the WOW Travel Tracker. We celebrate and reward the winning classes for engagement and activity levels in our weekly celebration assemblies, while each month, children are able to win Travel Tracker badges for making active journeys to school.

All classes across the school take part in the 'Daily Mile’, to boost concentration levels as well as increasing our moods. Annually we take part in ‘Walk to School Week’ to reward and praise exercise and help keep our environment safe and clean, while each Autumn our Y2 children participate in Walkwise.  Cycling safety training is also something that we place an important focus on to ensure that our children feel confident and have the skills to make positive and healthy choices in their lives now and in the future, with Bikeability a focus in Yr 5 in Spring, but also cycling skills in Reception in the Spring/Summer terms.



  1. Increase the number of active travel journeys to school to help reduce the number of car journeys
  2. Increase the number of park and stride journeys to school to help improve the safety outside the gate and on the journey to school
  3. Increase education and awareness around sustainable travel choices and environmental impact of car use


  1. Improve health and wellbeing by encouraging active travel and reducing emissions outside school
  2. Improve environment through reducing congestion, pollution and CO2 emissions
  3. Improve road safety knowledge
  4. Improve opportunity by educating children about travel choices and initiatives.


Travel Tracker - Sunderland Winners 2022

Introducing WOW – Walk to School Challenge


Seaburn Dene Primary is encouraging all families to swap the school run for a school walk, helping children to feel happier and healthier and reducing congestion at the school gates.


This year we continue to take part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge, from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. WOW rewards children who walk to school at least once a week with a collectable badge each month.


There are 11 badges to collect across the year and daily journeys are logged by WOW Travel Ambassadors on the interactive Travel Tracker accessed through the school’s whiteboard in the classroom. If your family already cycles or scoots to school, these will also count towards earning a WOW badge.


What if we can’t walk to school?

If you live too far away or don’t have time to walk the whole way to school, you can Park and Stride to earn your WOW badge.  Park or hop off public transport at least ten minutes away from the school and walk the rest of the way.


If you have any questions, please contact school.



Travel Tracker - Latest

Well done to both year 1 and Yr 5/Nursery - who top the travel tracker league this week.
This month - Yr 1 were the Class of the Month - with 91% out of 598 possible trips recorded, 99% of which were active.
As a school, we took 2397 active journeys, with children earning 175 badges this month across school. This month's badge features the Penny Farthing.
The most popular way of getting to school was park and stride, with 46% of trips recorded, followed by walking/wheeling at 45%.
We are still top in Sunderland, ahead of Barnes Junior School by 9%.
Year 1 were the most engaged (tracked the most), followed closely by Year 3, then Year 5.
The most active classes were - jointly Yr 5 and Nursery, followed by Year 2 and Year 1.

Latest Badges and Class Trophies