Students’ sustainable transport efforts recognised

Release Date: 07 December 2017

Three of the borough’s schools have been recognised for their hard work in improving travel plans and getting more active in their journeys to and from school.

East Sheen Primary won the Top School Award for the Southern Region, Barnes Primary was voted a School of Excellence for Cycling and Hampton Prep and Pre Prep voted a School of Excellence for pupil-led projects.

The TfL STARS Top Schools Awards ceremony was held at City Hall this week to recognise the hard work that the top schools have been putting into developing their travel plans and the great results they are achieving. The day’s events included workshops and the chance to network and swap ideas with other schools from around London.

Cllr Peter Buckwell, Cabinet member for Highways and Street Scene said:

“Congratulations to the three schools who were honoured. It’s fantastic to see the work being done by young people in the borough to promote sustainable travel is being acknowledged.

“I hope the pupils enjoyed mixing with their peers from around London, and take their newly learned information and enthusiasm back to their schools, parents and communities.”

Cllr Susan Chappell, Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Schools said:

“The children and their schools should be very proud of the work they have done to raise awareness about air quality issues in our borough. I hope they enjoyed the opportunity to swap ideas with other children from around London and will continue to investigate and promote sustainable practices at school and at home.”

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Reference: P568/17

Updated: 13 December 2017