Chiltern Street Primary School Hull
Chiltern Street Primary School is part of a five school co-operative academy called the Yorkshire and Humber Co-operative Learning Trust. It is situated in a socially deprived area of Hull. Pupils originate from 39 different countries around the world and a large proportion of them start at the school not being able to speak English.
The school has recently developed a mile a day running track. The children are using the track at least three times a week to run a mile during the school day. This is increasing their fitness, stamina and mental well-being. The children have requested an after school scooter club. Though a few children do own scooters many children do not have scooters or helmets. Therefore the club would not be available to the most vulnerable children in the school community.
The Head Teacher believes that a scooter club will enable children in the school to engage in purposeful activity, in a safe environment with their friends. It will enable them to engage in exercise, learn to take turns, be positive with each other and develop their emotional wellbeing by being outside in the fresh air. In time she believes it would allow them to be able to travel safely to and from school, thinking about their own and others safety.
The Tribune Trust are pleased to be able to support the school by providing them with a grant to purchase scooters, helmets and bouncers for their after school scooter club.
The High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Debbie Rosenberg, is shown presenting a cheque to pupils from the school and the Headteacher Jacqui Marshall.