Catch the Bus Week
About this activity
Suitable for all schools and nurseries.
Catch the Bus Week is a nationwide campaign taking place in July that encourages people to take the bus rather than drive. It aims to reduce congestion and the stress of commuting by car, and support the economy.
Here are some activity ideas you could use to mark the week at your school:
- Challenge those pupils who live too far away to walk to catch the bus to school at least once during the campaign
- Run a Catch the Bus Week poster competition
- Ask your pupils to come up with social media content to help promote Catch the Bus Week via your school’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, blogs and newsletters. (Remember to use the campaign hashtag #CTBW)
The Catch the Bus Week website has lots more ideas and resources to support your activities.
Make sure you support pupils who don’t normally take the bus to plan their route. You could use ideas from the Pupil Journey Planning activity to do this. Younger children can take the bus with their parent/carer.
How to evidence your activity
- Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas, agree your targets and discuss any challenges you face
- Add your story to the STARS website. Explain the activity, add photos and include pupils’ feedback. Also include any promotional materials you produced
This activity counts towards:
- Travel activity
How it helps
- Promotes use of public transport
- Encourages independent travel
- Eases congestion at school gates