Ok! 6 weeks of so called “summer” holidays……. while some of us have escaped the typical UK summer weather that we faced this time, I did hear the moaning from other parents who struggled to engage the kids during those rainy days.
Whether the rain is coming to an end or not, sadly, the great summer holidays are!. It is time to get ready for school and finish the last minute shopping. We walk to school and find it the best thing most (all) times as we worry less about school traffic and road chaos. But there is much more than that. During the time we walk to school, we get to talk about the day leisurely, Play a little racing game, explore the different coloured and shaped leaves and much more on our way to and back from school.
To help us tick the School shoes off the shopping list, last Sunday, Brantano invited us to the store to try their free fitting service and gave us the opportunity to review their shoes to tick the Shoes off our School list and to take the pledge to walk to school.
Brantano is working with the National Road safety Charity “Brake” to raise awareness about Road safety and encourage children to walk to school more on this new term. For every pledge Brantano receives, it will donate 10p to Brake. Also, an exclusively designed range of Brake shoes for boys and girls is also available in store and for every pair of Brake shoes purchased a donation will also be made to the charity.
We entered the store looking for Jo, who was then found helping another customer despite of juggling with nearly 5 show boxes and did manage to peak through the shoe boxes to welcome us with a big smile.
After finding a sweet home for those shoes, she was with us in a few minutes time to measure their shoe size. We started off with DD1 while DD2 found herself busy with Elsa and Anna who was at the front door to keep the children engaged.
We then shopped around and it was really hard to choose as you will find that the collection at Brantano is the best shoes from all the major brands including Angry Angels. Clarks, Hush Puppies, Skittles, Start-Rite and Skechers.
We finally narrowed our choices to Angry Angels – Rosie for DD1 and the very special Elsa and Anna for DD2. The girls returned home with their very own special stickers and school shoes taking the pledge to walk to school.
What are you waiting for!? It is time to take the pledge, Pickup a Pledge card from Brantano store and upload the picture of your child holding the pledge card on Brantano Facebook page. Remember, for every pledge, 10p is donated to Brake.
I would love to see your comments if you are taking part in the campaign and it would be great to see your pictures on Brantano Facebook page.
Disclaimer: I have received a pair of shoes free of charge but this has never influenced my words on the post in anyways. As we walk to school and to promote the awareness on Road Safety, we wanted to take part in this Campaign.