Calling all WOW Schools

Does your child attend one of the WOW project schools (List below)? if so then join us in a game of hide and seek!!

To Celebrate the launch of WOW for 2018/19 the year round Walk to School Challenge in Fife, Living Street’s and Fife Council are inviting you to join in a game of Hide and Seek with Strider, Living Street’s famous Mascot.

During the October holiday, we are encouraging families to get out, be active and head to one of the following parks – Beveridge Park, Letham Glen, Pittencrieff Park and Riverside Park and go in search of Strider.

There will be colourful stones, hidden across the four parks with the image of Strider drawn on them by pupils from Capshard Primary School. If you are lucky enough to find one of the colourful stones please post a photo of the stone onto Living Street’s twitter page @LStreetsScot using the #Striderhideandseek. Don’t forget to re-hide the stone for others to find and keep the game going.

So get your walking shoes on and get seeking at #Striderhideandseek. Fife Council will select randomly from all postings to #Striderhideandseek on the 1st November and announce who will be receiving a fun active session with strider for their school.

Good luck and happy walking!!!

Schools that are part of the WOW project

Auchtertool Primary, Buckhaven Primary, Burntisland Primary, Cairneyhill Primary, Capshard Primary, Carleton Primary, Coaltown of Balgonie Primary, Coaltown of Wemyss Primary, Commetcial Primary, Culross Primary, Duloch Primary, Falkland Primary,  Hill of Beath Primary, Inverkeithing Primary, Kings Road Primary, Ladybank Primary, Lochgelly South Primary, Lochgelly West Primary, Lumphinnans Primary, Masterton Primary, McLean Primary, Methilhill Primary, Milesmark Primary, Mountfleurie Primary, Newport Primary, North Queensferry Primary, Parkhill Primary, Pathhead Primary, Pitlessie Primary, South Parks Primary, Southwood Primary, St Agathas Primary, St Columbas Primary, St Maries Primary, St Patricks Primary, Star, Strathallan Primary, Torbain Primary, Townhill Primary and Wormit Primary

 

Health Week celebration

Health Week was celebrated on Saturday 29th September at Collydean community centre.

The event was to inform and support the local community about making healthy lifestyle choices and what it means to the individual, family and the local and extended community.

Various stalls were in attendance, Bikeability co-ordinator Shealagh Crabb  was on hand to offer plenty of support and encouragement with Bikeability and CycleFife.

A Question and answer session was given by Tia kwon doe world champion Darren Clarke.

Children and adults alike had a lot of fun with the smoothie bike and were suitably entertained making fruit animals.

A good day was had by all.

 

 

Active Travel Month May 2018 The results are in!!

To celebrate Active Travel Month in May 2018 Fife Council Travel Planning team set schools a challenge to travel actively for the whole month to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Schools that opted to take part were issued with an Active Travel Passport for each pupil to record how they came to school each day. Pupils that managed to travel actively for the full 4 weeks were entered into the draws for a variety of prizes.

The first prize draw was for the school where one lucky winner from each school would win an active travel goody bag. The second draw was to win one of the prizes listed below donated from businesses across Fife. 

  • 1 of 10 free swim passes donated by Fife Leisure Centre
  • Family pass donated by Fife Deer Centre
  • £30 gift voucher donated by Extreme Trampoline Glenrothes.

More than 5,000 pupils took part in the initiative over 41 primary schools. 92% of returns had filled in the full 4 weeks on the passports and 46% of schools taking part had a decrease in the number of pupils coming by car by the end of week 4.

Some of our winners are below.

 

North Fife Cycling awarded £4,000 from Cycling Scotland

We are very pleased to report that North Fife Cycling has been awarded £4,000 from Cycling Scotland’s Community Cycling Development Fund. They will be using this in a number of ways to support adults and children cycling more – from commuters to visiting tourists. More Information will be posted in their newsletter and to members and supporters of NFC. Their application to help improve the Nature Trail access between Wormit and Newport is taken up within a larger Fife Council / Sustrans Safer Routes to School feasibility study and NFC will be involved in this.

 

St Andrews World Car Free Day a Great Success

St Andrews Space for Cycling (SASC) have been at the forefront of St Andrews joining World Car Free Day which was held Saturday 22nd September.  The group arranged for Market Street to be closed to vehicles and have planned a great day  for all the family. The town was buzzing with large crowds enjoying  the good weather and great entertainment. Activities include “Dr Bike” bike maintenance, stunt cycling from The Clan and our Bikeability Co-ordinator Shealagh was there delivering some Bikeability sessions. it was great to see everyone having such a good time and to hear support from The Clan and others on the Bikeability programme and what we are trying to achieve here in Fife.

 

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Fife Festival of Township

Our Bikeability Coordinator Shealagh was attending more events on the 28th and 29th of August to promote the work of Bikeability. This time the event was the Fife Festival of Township in Kirkcaldy which was led by Kirkcaldy TMCA and supported by various other partners.

The 2 day event offered community participation and demonstrated what charities and works were going on within the local area and provided information on how people could get involved. The event was a great success and showed an amazing amount of community spirit

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Lochore Meadows Dirt Crit Finals-promoting Bikeability

Over 80 pupils from Fife participated in the 2018 Primary School Dirt Crit Series organised by Active Schools Coordinator Callum Imray, Senior Outdoor Education Instructor Allan Dunlop and Lochore Meadows staff. The aim of the series was to increase opportunities to take part in competitive outdoor cycling while raising awareness of links to local community clubs and sessions.

Our Bikeability Coordinator Shealagh attended to help raise the profile of Bikeability and get more people involved.