Our Education team works with schools and colleges to help them encourage more walking, cycling and using public transport on the journey to and from school/college.
As well as reducing school gate congestion and making a safer, healthier environment for everyone, young peoples’ independence and ability to access weekend jobs, after school clubs and leisure or sporting opportunities can all be supported by them using bus, train, bicycle and walking more.
What you can do...
TICKETS AND AFFORDABILITY
- MyTicket - a £2 all day bus ticket for 18 & unders. Buy it from the driver and use it on all bus operators. Posters are available for you to promote this in your school.
- Term Time Tickets - Term time tickets (Solo and Trio) are available at the beginning of each school term and could reduce the cost for young people who travel every day. Solos can now be used up to midnight. If you would like a bulk order of term time ticket application forms to give out in school then please contact us. Term time tickets may be a cheaper option as Merseytravel's supported bus services have recently had a price rise and this means the supported bus single fare for under 18s is now 80p. The 19+ fare is £1.70.
- Click here to find out about tickets from Arriva and Stagecoach or to find out how children qualify for a free travel pass from your local authority.
- Schools that took part in our affordability project that provided term time tickets or bikes and training to pupils in need, saw 62% of pupils benefit from a positive impact on their attendance.
- Download the journey planner to your website - people just enter their postcode and are shown cycle, bus and train routes to your site
- Order bus and train timetables and cycle maps to display in school by ringing our deliveries team on 0151 330 1037
CYCLING AND WALKING
- Merseytravel offers FREE Cycle Training to all schools in Merseyside - the national Bikeability scheme is available for pupils in years 5-9 including SEN pupils. Follow the link for further details.
- Teachers can download free lesson plans and resources from the Bikeability website or find more ways to encourage walking and cycling with Sustrans (and Living Streets)
- A variety of material for all school ages and key stages of the curriculum, including 'A Place in Time' humanities resource commemorating the Great War 1914-1918
- These interactive sessions that include drama and rap workshops educate pupils about the consequences of anti-social behaviour, give them tips on being safe passengers and encourage them to think about fellow bus/train users. Highly popular, effective and enjoyed, these sessions are part of a planned, targeted programme.
- We are working with targeted secondary and primary schools on a transition programme that includes journey planning with pupils and engaging with parents and school councils to promote buses, walking and cycling. You can find out more here and if you are interested in being involved in future, please email us with your contact details.
Contact our team on 0151 330 1253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of our offers.