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Travelling to School – Modeshift Stars

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.

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Junior Travel Ambassadors -Millie, Ellen, Aidan & Chris

Welcome, we are the school’s new Junior Travel Ambassadors. So far we have won both the bronze and silver Modeshift awards and this year we are going for gold! We do hope you will help us achieve this.

A Junior Travel Ambassador is someone who promotes a healthy lifestyle for the children and makes sustainable aims for them. Our ethos is to persuade people to come to school in a healthier way.

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Cycling Safety

We encourage all children to be safe when cycling.  To see more information on how to help your child with cycling safety, please use the links below:

Government Cycling Safety Guidelines.

Cycle Safe NHS Leaflet

Modeshift Stars Silver Award Presentation

We were very proud to attend the Modeshift Stars Award Presentation with Mrs Carlisle to receive our Silver Award. The presentation was held in Beverley and was attended by lots of other schools, some were receiving Bronze and Gold Awards. To achieve the Silver Award we have worked very hard to take part in and promote a number of transport initiatives, to encourage children to get to school in healthier ways.

We have help from Mr Wigley, who works with the school to help us set up our ideas, such as the latest questionnaire and the Be Bright Be Seen campaign. We are looking forward to working towards the Gold Award this year. We are starting to work on some competitions and hope to hold our own mini ‘Tour de Pocklington Community Junior School’! We noted some ideas down from other schools that had won Gold and we are working towards coming up with our own ‘Going for Gold’ plan.

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Be Bright Be Seen

So far this term we have delivered an assembly promoting safe travel now the clocks have gone back, called ‘Be Bright Be Seen’. We have also completed a survey of how pupils currently travel to school – here are the results:

Travel How do Pupils Travel How pupils would like to travel
Walk 149 39
Cycle 7 43
Scooting 21 35
Bus 2 11
Park & Stride 47 5
Train 0 32
Car Share 4 9
Car 32 23

We are extremely amazed with the results of the survey which show how many people travel to school in an eco-friendly way.

Our next aim is to reduce the amount of people parking outside school. We would like you to think about whether you could park and stride if you live too far away to walk all the way. Alternatively, the survey says that more people would like to cycle to school so we will be promoting this too.

Please watch this space for more information and our ‘Be Bright Be Seen’ competition.

Thank you.

Junior Travel Ambassadors