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Eco, Active Travel and Healthy Schools

Active Travel 

We are proud to announce that we are the first school in Wales to achieve the Sustrans Gold Active School Mark!  The school has been working hard towards this award for over a decade.


At Coychurch Primary we continue to support and promote sustainable travel and encourage pupils to travel actively to school each day.  Children can also ride their bikes or scooters during break and lunch times. 


Active Travel Week:

Monday 27th January 2020 - Friday 31st January 2020

As part of this our Active Travel Programme we'll be having an Active Travel Week between 27th and 31st January when we'll be encouraging all of our children to have an active journey to school. You can choose to walk, scoot or cycle! If parents need to drive, please consider parking further down in the village and walking/scooting/cycling the rest of the way if possible. 


* If you're cycling or scooting please remember to wear your helmet to keep you safe! *


Special Celebrations!

On Thursday 30th January 2020 we would like children to 'bling up' their bikes, scooters or themselves (school uniform still required please!) for their journey to school - the theme is GOLD! Dig out your GOLD tinsel, ribbon and baubles and 'Go for GOLD!'.  Children who take part in the competition will be given a goodie bag and there will be prizes for the best dressed bike/scooter/child.  We will also be taking promotional photographs of parents and children who have taken part which will be promoted in the local press.


At 1:30pm on Thursday 30th January 2020 there will be a celebration to mark our fantastic achievement of being awarded the Sustrans Gold Active School Mark.  We will be inviting local dignitaries, cycling celebrities and Welsh Government Ministers to our celebration.  The children will be organising a presentation for the visitors.  Keep an eye on our Twitter feed @coychurchps for photos of this special occasion!


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Coychurch Primary has been part of the Healthy School Scheme since 2008.

As a ‘Healthy School’ we take responsibility for maintaining and promoting the health of all who ‘learn, work, play and live’ within it not only by formally teaching pupils about how to lead healthy lives but by enabling pupils and staff to take control over aspects of the school environment which influence their health.


We actively promote, protect and embed the physical, mental and social health and well being of its community through positive action.


As a Healthy School we focus on a number of key area, these include

  1. Mental and Emotional Health and Wellbeing
  2. Safety
  3. Hygiene
  4. Environment
  5. Personal Development and Relationships
  6. Substances
  7. Food and Fitness


We have a range of Healthy School Policy documents and hard copies are available from the school office or can be found in the folder below.



As an Eco Platinum School, Coychurch Primary children attended the National Eco Committee Conference

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New Active Travel route from Coychurch to Pencoed - see link below

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