Four schools in Buckinghamshire have been given a national sustainable travel award for their travel plans which encourage children and young people to walk or cycle to school.
St Mary and All Saints C of E School in Beaconsfield and The Iver Village Junior School were nominated at the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards. They were among 4 schools in Buckinghamshire that received gold accreditations in 2019.
Sponsored by the Department of Transport, the scheme recognises efforts to promote a more active and sustainable school run. Both schools were nominated for all the hard work put into their School Travel Plans and praised for focusing on the impact on the environment and safety.
Representatives from the schools were presented with their certificates and plaques at a meeting held recently at County Hall in Aylesbury.
Executive Director for Transport, Environment and Economy Neil Gibson said: ‘It is fantastic to see such forward-thinking by children and young people in the county when it comes to transport and the environment.
This award is well-deserved by both schools for their drive and determination in inspiring parents, peers and other children in Bucks to make small changes to their journey that could help make big changes to the environment, as well as improving pupils’ health and wellbeing and learning some important lift skills too.‘
Across Buckinghamshire 56 schools now hold accreditation in the scheme which promotes active, safe and sustainable travel by families making the school journey.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire County Council.