Academy plans to cut car journeys

A LANCING school plans to cut the number of car journeys to and from the site and promote healthier, more environmentally friendly forms of transport.

Staff and pupils at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing, have come up with the SRWA Travel Plan, which they hope will encourage walking and cycling as a means of transport to and from school.

They also hope the plan will help to reduce the amount of congestion on the surrounding roads at pick-up and drop-off times.

The academy aims to educate students and parents about the effects of the congestion outside the site, through assemblies and on its community web page.

It also hopes to educate students in all aspects of road safety, and encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

There are pans to improve cycle routes to and from the academy.

In his Christmas newsletter, principal Peter Midwinter spoke of the school’s commitment to charity and voluntary work.

“In keeping wit this time of year, we have been concentrating on a food bank which will be used to provide much needed nutrition to the more needy and vulnerable of our community,” he said.

“We have also responded to the call for help from organisations associated with the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan.”

Mr Midwinter said the main event, the ‘Christmas Cracker’ was “an opportunity to raise funds for what is undoubtedly a worthy cause.”