To wish schools did a collection and delivery service, they could do it to raise funds for the school

(65 Posts)
RedCherryPie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:29:39

Say if you live within a ten min walk

You should be able to pay say a pound to have your child walked home

That would be so handy

As I have a baby asleep upstairs
And now I'm going to have to get the baby up just to go on use school run

Yes I could ask a friend to drop off my eldest, but I don't like to take advantage and would rather save favours for emergencys

CrystalSkulls Tue 24-Jun-14 14:32:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MrsWinnibago Tue 24-Jun-14 14:32:31

Lol. In your dreams! A fiver a week for what amounts to childminding!

AlpacaLypse Tue 24-Jun-14 14:32:43

Has anyone at your school ever talked about a 'walking bus'?

The primary nearest here has set one up, they start at one end of the housing estate and scoop children up as they go. Various parents take turns to be the ones at the front and the back monitoring the holding of hands in the crocodile etc etc.

gordyslovesheep Tue 24-Jun-14 14:33:15

agreed ! better still I could pay them to walk my kids 3 mins to the next school for after school club rather than having to change work hours to collect them when my CM quit!

MrsWinnibago Tue 24-Jun-14 14:33:32

Crystal so organise another one! They're usually put together by parents...not schools. The school supports them by offering safety advice and making them all wear high visibility jackets.

RedCherryPie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:34:19

It's not childminding it picking my eldest up from school

And walking her home which is less than five mins walk

A pound is a good deal for a five min walk surely

Ziggyzoom Tue 24-Jun-14 14:34:49

I can see the 'scooping up' on the way to school working. But what do you do on the way home when various parents take the piss don't get back from work on time?

RedCherryPie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:35:48

How Do walking buses work, do they drop off at he door, or just at the end of the street
As if you have to go to the end of huge street to drop n collect you 'might just as well just walk to the school

JenniferJo Tue 24-Jun-14 14:35:50

When I was teaching in the 70s the going rate for that was £1 - I'd say you need to up your offer, if you're serious.

AuntieStella Tue 24-Jun-14 14:37:19

I thought you meant for parcels!

Vastly preferable to waiting in for couriers.

RedCherryPie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:39:20

Yeah or stick them on a lorry lol

JohnCusacksWife Tue 24-Jun-14 14:41:45

If it's less than a 5 minute walk why can't she just walk home unaccompanied?

RedCherryPie Tue 24-Jun-14 14:43:08

She's only seven

MyFairyKing Tue 24-Jun-14 14:45:05

Ask around if there are any people in the same or next street as you. You could do a walking rota.

JenniferJo Tue 24-Jun-14 14:46:59

My DSs walked home on their own from the age of 7.

Notso Tue 24-Jun-14 14:49:17

DS1 was walking home at 7.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 24-Jun-14 14:50:52

As longs a your local roads aren't really busy I think a 7yr old is capable of walking such a short journey. Although it is scary the first time you let them!

Jinglebells99 Tue 24-Jun-14 14:51:33

Our primary had a walking bus to school just one day a week on Fridays. There were three different walking buses which went from 3 different points in town, so town hall, football club and church. You had to drop your child at point at 8.25 am and they would be walked the rest of the way. There was no homeward walking bus.

Tambajam Tue 24-Jun-14 14:52:48

I was thinking parcels too! That would be a great fund raiser for a school.

Diamondsareagirls Tue 24-Jun-14 14:53:05

I'm happy my school is focusing its efforts on educating my children. Getting them to and from school is my job as I'm their parent. Alternatively, as others have suggested, some parents could organise their own as a group.

Playmobilpeople Tue 24-Jun-14 14:57:48

At 7 our school wouldnt let a child leave without an adult. The minimum age for walking home alone is class 4.

steppemum Tue 24-Jun-14 15:01:15

ours are allowed to walk home from year 3

I would say, find someone else on your street and offer to take turns, that way it isn't so much of a favour.

CecilyP Tue 24-Jun-14 15:02:05

Why don't you advertise for someone to do it? If they are happy to do it for less than a pound, you could donate the change to school funds!

Ziggyzoom Tue 24-Jun-14 15:07:18

That makes sense jingles. It avoids the issue of still having 4 extra kids on hand once the 'bus' has reached its final destination!

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