28.11.19

Buckinghamshire schools leading the way in sustainable travel

Two Buckinghamshire schools have been awarded for their sustainable travel by a national scheme sponsored by the Department of Transport.

The schools have been recognised for their work with encouraging children and young people to walk or cycle to school.

St Marys and All Saints C of E School, Beaconsfield, and The Iver Village Junior School were among 100 schools across the country nominated at the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards.

The scheme was introduced to promote the idea of a healthier and more environmentally friendly school run, and the two winning schools were acknowledged for their School Travel Plans.

Special consideration was put in to the plans regarding safety and environmental impact, gaining them the national recognition.

Representatives of the school met at County Hall in Aylesbury to celebrate and receive their certificates and plaques.

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.”

A total of 56 schools across the county now hold accreditation for their work with improving the school journey.

 

Photo: Executive Director for Transport, Environment and Economy Neil Gibson

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