Frighteningly spooky commute to school

Press Release.


Cabot Learning Federation

Brook Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4JT

Frighteningly spooky commute to school

Children across Minerva Primary Academy decorated their bikes, scooters and skateboards with a theme of Halloween, to promote active travel to school today. Parents and carers supported their children to be creative with recycled materials.

Egg boxes were turned into scary spiders and pillowcases into spooky ghosts. Everyone enjoyed celebrating such imaginative creations in assemblies whilst remembering the important message of ‘be safe, be seen’ in the winter months.

As a school, staff noticed that there was also a significant reduction in traffic outside the school gates.

Jenny Harvey Principal of Minerva Academy said, “We are hoping that this inspires children to walk, cycle or scoot every day.  Well done to everyone who joined the fun and a big thank you to Catherine Archer who organised the event.”

Since 2009 the CLF has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 schools, serving the educational needs of over 12,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19. The trust also includes a Maths Hub, Initial Teacher Training and is a founding partner in the Five Counties Teaching School hub Alliance. The trust is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. CLF academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.


Media Contact

Dean Blake - Communications Manager

Cabot Learning Federation
07710 406731