Local housebuilder Crest Nicholson partnered with St Michaels CofE Primary School on a walking bus initiative as part of Walk to School week. Pupils, parents, guardians, carers, teachers and staff of the school took part in two walking buses on Thursday morning, that began at  Crest Nicholson’s Highbrook View and Brooklands Park developments in Stoke Gifford. The two walking buses, which saw young pupils chaperoned on the walk to school, took separate routes to collect a number of pupils en route. Crest Nicholson donated high visibility jackets for the pupils of St Michaels to ensure they could be kept safe along the walk.


The walking bus was designed to encourage families from Stoke Gifford and Highbrook View to take the daily school run or commute on foot rather than the car. The initiative, part of Walk to School Week, helped children reach their recommended 60 minutes minimum of physical activity per day before even reaching the school gates.


Clare Brimble, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South West, comments: “We were pleased to see so many happy faces from St Michael’s school enjoying their walk to school and socialising with their peers last week.

“We have many families from the school who live on the development and commute to St Michael’s. It was great to see everyone learning about all the safe walking routes throughout the development that easily link to the wider community of Stoke Gifford, whilst getting to know nearby residents and other families at the school.”


Chris Keating at St Michael’s School said: “We were delighted to work with Crest Nicholson to encourage local families to embrace a walk to school. There are so many excellent pathways throughout the development and it was a fun, social atmosphere for the children, parents and staff. Following the success of the walk we hope many will choose to walk to school more often, especially throughout the summer months.”


The St Michael’s School, which is rated Good by Ofsted, is located in South Gloucestershire under one and a half miles from the Highbrook View development and caters for pupils from reception to year 6.


Highbrook View offers a range of three, four and five bedroom homes located on the outskirts of Bristol, seven miles away. Whilst also only 12 minute walk from Bristol Parkway station, as well as great road links to Bath, Swindon and Gloucester perfect for commuters, and those who enjoy visiting local cities.


Prices for a three bedroom home start at £400,000, £475,000 for a four bedroom home and £660,000 for a five bedroom house. Home buyers can use a number of schemes to help them secure their dream home, including SmoothMove, Deposit Unlock, Deposit Booster.


To book an appointment, and for more information, call 01174537758 or visit www.crestnicholson.com/highbrook-view. Or visit the sale suites open from Wednesday to Monday 10:00 to 17:00.