Tankersley St Peters Primary was awarded the School of the Year, Barnsley at the Modeshift STARS School Travel Awards again following their win the previous year and they are now the very first school in Barnsley to achieve the Gold Award.
Modeshift STARS is supported by the Department for Transport and is free for schools to use. It is an online platform that can create a school travel plan, log sustainable travel activities and schools can work towards Modeshift STARS National Accreditation. For more information visit www.modeshiftstars.org
Supported by the Department for Transport, it is the national school travel awards scheme that has been established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting walking, cycling and other forms of sustainable travel for the journey to and from school. 69 local authorities across the country participate in the scheme representing around 15,000 schools.
Schools were nominated by their local authorities for demonstrating best practice in the promotion of sustainable school travel. These nominated schools were invited to attend the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards were the Schools of the Local Authority and the Schools of the Region were announced.
Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “It’s fantastic to see Tankersley flying the flag for Barnsley. We work hard to encourage schools to utilise active travel and Tankersley have fully embraced it. Everyone at the school should feel really proud.
“We’ll continue to work with more schools to see growth in active travel like we did this summer when promoting National Clean Air Day, and we now have a dedicated Active Travel Hub in the town centre we want to see more adults doing the same.
“We want people to see both the health and environmental benefits and for residents to consider making Active Travel the everyday way to travel to and from school. It’s a small change that people can make to increase their fitness and the air quality in their community.”
This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.
We’re committed to #LiveIt by encouraging and enabling more people to use active travel. #OwnIt by walking or cycling more for travelling those shorter journeys.