Modeshift STARS

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Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated

excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

The scheme encourages schools across the country to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel in order

to improve the health and well-being of children and young people.

Here at St Bede’s School we are committed to promoting active travel to and from our school and hope that the children

who attend our school and their parents/carers will support us in our ambition to improve the health and well-being

of children and young people through active travel.

Our school has been awarded the Bronze Award in January 2022 for our commitment to sustainable and active travel, which is a fantastic achievement!

We aim to continue to improve and a school and our aim is to improve upon this and work towards our Silver Award in subsequent years.

Over the past year we have implemented and maintained:

Walk Once a Week with class-based activities & competitions;

Bikeability training for Year 5 and Year 6 pupils;

Educational visits using ‘walking’ as transport rather than catching the bus;

An incentive scheme to encourage more children to cycle to school;

A new KS2 bike/scooter storage area;

A Park & Stride scheme to keep congestion around the school gates to a minimum;

Combined Active Travel Days, with competitions and awards;

We try to maintain engagement with our aims through:

School newsletter;

A noticeboard with achievements displayed;

Updates on this website;

A Travel to School Agreement that all parents are encouraged to sign up to;

Using the local media to promote our aims;

The children’s learning is enhanced through:

Ensuring that active travel is heavily linked to our curriculum ;

Planning activities in P.E., Science, PSHE and other appropriate lessons;

Using travel issues as a context for debate and persuasive writing;

Interviewing relevant visitors about travel issues and concerns.