Scooting for primary schools

Why scoot?

Why not?! Parents can put their children's scooters in the back of their car if they live too far away to scoot all the way to school. Then park sensibly 5-10 minutes away from the school site to avoid unnecessary congestion and danger to children around the school gates. Scooters are fairly compact so don’t take up much space at home or in the car. Even younger children can go a reasonable distance at a good pace. They are a great option if parents are short of time on the school run.


Take part in our annual Clean Air Scooter Challenge

My Journey run an annual scooter challenge week in the summer term to encourage pupils to ride their scooters to school. Schools simply log whether they came to school by scooter (or bike) each day and email their results to the Travel Planning Team. Your school and pupils could win lots of great prizes!

Scooter training

Train your Year R to Year 4 pupils how to ride their scooters safely with our Scooter Training Guidelines for teachers and parents. It aims to enable schools to teach pupils how to scoot safely on their journey to and from school, and could also be promoted to parents for use.

There's also a great leaflet on starting scooting by our partner Sustrans.


Top tips to share with pupils for scooting safely

  • Pedestrians have priority on the pavement
  • Encourage pupils to stay close to their parent/carer
  • Be aware of other people using the pavement and be polite and considerate to them
  • Take extra care when crossing vehicle entrance/exit points e.g. driveways, and remember that the person there first (car driver, cyclist, pedestrian etc.) has priority
  • Keep away from the kerb
  • Look all around before moving, stop moving or change direction, and look where they are going
  • Wear a helmet and bright, fluorescent clothing to ensure you can be seen
  • Walk with scooters when crossing the road, in crowded areas or other busy areas e.g. the school playground
  • Carry things in a rucksack, not balanced on the handlebars
  • The Highway Code tells us that the speed limit on pavements is 4mph.


Get involved today!