North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, Equans, would like to applaud Pilgrim Academy, Ormiston Academy and Old Clee Primary School for their hard work and determination in achieving Modeshift STARS Green accreditation.
Modeshift STARS work in thousands of businesses, education, and community settings across the UK to improve travel plan standards, share best practice and award accreditations.
After achieving their Approved Travel Plan Green accreditation, the only way is up for these local schools who are continuing to look for new ways to promote sustainable travel and improve congestion to achieve their Good Travel Plan Bronze accreditation.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said “It’s great to see local schools encouraging their students to travel actively to and from school. This is a brilliant achievement and I wish them success into achieving more in the future.”
Kayleigh Morley, vice principle of Pilgrim Academy, added: “I am very proud of all the children, staff and parents who have all worked together to achieve this recognition for promoting sustainable travel. The children have all been engaged with actively travelling to and from school and we have worked with Living Streets to promote walking to school to improve the congestion at drop off and collection times.”
Caroline Graham, school business manager of Old Clee Primary School, also said: “We recently achieved the Green accreditation, with support from the council. As a school, we would love to continue the great work and are aiming for the Bronze accreditation next, hopefully being able to achieve Gold soon! With a strong emphasis on safety and the health and wellbeing of children, we actively want to promote children walking, biking and scooting to school rather than coming in a vehicle. The Modeshift STARS scheme is a great way to support schools and we have lots more planned for the future.”