Projects and Partnerships
We love to get out and about and meet pupils, parents, teachers and professionals interested in active travel and road safety. Here are some of the projects and partnership activities we have done across the UK during the 2017-18 school year.
Road Safety Week Workshops
Delivered free ‘be seen’ road safety workshops to five classes across three local schools for road safety week in partnership with local authorities. Total: 142 pupils.
Air Quality Workshop
Supported London Borough of Lewisham’s Air Quality Workshop by developing and delivering activities to encourage local schools to start walk/cycle initiatives. 18 schools, approx 6 pupils and 2 teachers per school. Ideas shared via blog/better-air-your-children-lessons-lewisham
STARS School Travel Awards Events
Supported three regional events (Swindon, Leeds, London) meeting pupils and teachers from schools nominated for Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards. We’ve supported this scheme for many years as a partner.
Sustrans Big Pedal
Officially supported UK cycling charity with their Big Pedal, a fortnight competition for schools to encourage pupils to scoot and cycle to school, by promoting the event and donating products as prizes.
We work with Teamwork Trust, a local mental health charity which provides employment experience opportunities for its members. We pay them for clipping reflectors etc.
Promoting Social Enterprise
Made two presentations about social enterprise and our partnership with Teamwork Trust to groups of local authority school travel professionals.
Although we work nationally, we also engage with our local community to promote active travel. We have just set up the ST:EPS Kettering project - Safer Travel: Enabling Primary Schools in Kettering. The aim is to provide schools with the information, inspiration and support they need to reduce parking problems outside the schools and encourage more walking to school.