Springwood Junior Academy achieve a platinum award through the Modeshift STARS project

Springwood Junior Academy achieve a platinum award through the Modeshift STARS project

By Admin | 20/05/2022

Springwood Junior Academy achieve a platinum award through the Modeshift STARS project

 

A SCHOOL where more than half the children walk to class has been honoured with an award for its efforts to get parents to “park and stride”.

Springwood Junior Academy has become the third school in Rotherham to achieve a platinum award through the Modeshift STARS project

The school has seen car usage drop from 48 per cent in 2019/20 to just 15 per cent for 2021/22, improving safety around the school gates and cutting congestion in the process.

Scooting and cycling is on the up, and an impressive 51 per cent of pupils walk to school each day.

STARS active travel officer Emily Sykes said: “Congratulations to Springwood Junior Academy for their outstanding achievement.

“The school has a five-minute walk zone in place and asks visitors and parents to park and stride where it is not possible to travel actively.

“Additionally, the spring to school team have worked on a travel plan, mapping the walk zones, launching and judging whole school competitions and helping with the school’s parking pledge campaign.

“Regular assemblies and classroom lessons are held around road safety and the benefits of active travel.

“Active travel is embedded in the school's ethos and is promoted to the whole school community.”

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