Safer Streets Day
This morning was the start of the Safer Streets Scheme. The Safer Streets Scheme was introduced by Hackney Council and offered to 13 schools within Hackney. St John the Baptist was selected to participate in piloting the programme. As part of the Safer Streets Scheme, Crondall Street is temporarily closed to traffic during school opening and closing times (during the times of 8:30 – 9:15 am and 3:15 – 4:00 pm). The aim is to encourage walking, cycling and using public transport to get to school, create a safer environment and improve air quality around the school.
After blocking off the entrance to Crondall Street, children and parents walked, marched, waltzed and strolled into school on a red carpet for the Launch Party this morning. Parents and families were invited to coffee and croissants on Crondall Street after drop-off. The party continued after school, where the official Street Party took place on Crondall Street for all students and their families. There were games, drawings and other fun activities for the children to take part in, as well as enjoying an ice lolly in the beautiful Summer sun.
Overall, it was a wonderful day and a brilliant start to the Safer Streets programme. All the children were excited to come in to school on the red carpet and celebrate the beginning of a better environment around the school. If you would like more information regarding the scheme, you can call the school on 0207 739 4902 or click here.