Cheaper travel is available for all under 16s living in South Yorkshire with a MegaTravel Pass. MegaTravellers can travel in South Yorkshire for a single fare of 80p per journey on buses or trams. They can also buy discounted 1, 7 or 28 day tickets, which are loaded onto the pass, which might be cheaper if they travel regularly. Under 16s travelling without a valid pass may be charged full fare, so even if your pupils are not travelling on public transport right now, we’re encouraging early application so they’re ready to go in September. The pass proves a child is eligible to travel for the concessionary fare on public transport in South Yorkshire.
Instructions on how to apply for a MegaTravel Pass are available at https://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/megatravel
Online gaming can offer many positive experiences. It can give children and young people the chance to escape into a virtual world, to learn, and to connect with others.
However, there is a risk of children and young people viewing inappropriate content in games and being contacted by adults seeking to exploit them.
This week your activity pack for parents and carers to deliver to their children explores how they can stay safe while gaming:
Gaming : a video guide for parents and carers
Our new video guide and accompanying article, developed in collaboration with The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), helps parents and carers to understand:
- How in-game chat works;
- How it might be abused by others, and;
- What they can do to help keep their children safe whilst using in-game chat
New from Parent Info: active gaming and Roblox guide
Gaming can be an active experience for children and young people. A new Parent Info article explores how active gaming works and the games available that help them stay active.
Parents and carers asking for advice on Roblox? Share Parent Info’s guide which takes a look at how the platform is used and how it can be made safer for children.
With great success and popularity from the virtual athletics competition in May, we hope to see even more schools and children compete in this competition!
Our eight primary schools are currently competing in a virtual athletics competition. The competition sees schools competing against each other virtually in disciplines such as speed bounce, 1km running, planking and target throwing.
At first, I was a little bit nervous to come to school but I was also really excited. I was worried about the social distancing and I was worried about who was going to be in my class. Now, I really love coming to school. I am really happy to be in a class with my friends. I am also happy to be part of 'The Chocolate Donkeys'. I love the teachers that I am with.
On Sunday, I was really excited to come back to school to see all my friends since I haven't seen them in 10 weeks. Although I was excited, I was still a bit nervous. Now I have come to school, I really enjoy it! We are called 'The Chocolate Donkeys'. We do lots of fun activities and all come home with a smile on our faces.
On the SUnday before I came back to school, I felt excited to see my friends again but I was also very nervous because I didn't know what to expect. Now we are back at school, I don't feel trapped because I'm not inside my house all of the time and I feel happy to be with all of my friends. I am proud to be part of 'The Chocolate Donkeys'!
On the night before school, I was nervous and excited at the same time. I was nervous because I did not know how it was going to go but I was excited to see all of my friends again. Now I am at school, it is fun that I can talk to some of my friends but we can't get closer than 2 metres. We are still playing fun games and we created a name for our class. We named it 'The Chocolate Donkeys'.
I felt excited on Sunday before school as I would see some of my friends. But I was also nervous because it would be a lot different. School is amazing as we have not had to be reminded about social distancing and we are all positive. I am proud to be a 'Chocolate Donkey'.
At first, my stomach was in knots until I realised I had been isolated from my friends and the whole world for 2 months. I was petrified of going. Now I am no longer scared of coming. I got used to the atmosphere and we made a team of seven people called 'The Chocolate Donkeys'. I am proud and happy
Sunday night before school I was excited but I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know who was coming and if my friends were in my class. I was excited because i havent seen my friends in ages so i was happy to see them. Now I am here, it is great! We still have to stay 2 metres apart but we have been doing fun things like making ourselves out of sticks and woodland games.
Fantastic photos from this little F2 superstar!
Great number bond work, a creative Mrs Potato and a beautiful rainbow for her window! Our mouths are watering at the sight of your gorgeous strawberries and cream cake, yummy!
It’s so lovely to see this smiling face again!
She’s done some beautiful drawing and writing and has been spending lots of time outdoors in this gorgeous weather!
Look at this daring pirate ready for action! Mrs Westnidge and Mrs Fox think you look fantastic! Shiver me timbers!!
A full and comprehensive Trust wide risk assessment on the reopening of schools in June is now available to view here.