A South Gloucestershire primary school has been recognised for showing excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.
Lyde Green Primary School has received a Bronze accreditation this term from national scheme Modeshift Stars, which is aimed at helping schools, businesses and other organisations create active travel plans to cut congestion and air pollution.
Will Roberts, CEO of Castle School Education Trust (CSET) which runs Lyde Green Primary School, said: “We are very pleased to receive this accreditation from Modeshift. The scheme is an excellent way of embedding and promoting sustainable and active travel to school which is important for cutting pollution and congestion at our school gates.
“We are passionate about healthy living choices for our students and part of that is encouraging cycling and walking to school. We are now looking at implementing this scheme across all of our seven schools in South Gloucestershire.”
The Castle School in Thornbury, also run by CSET, was awarded the accreditation too and is the first secondary school in South Gloucestershire to receive the accolade. To mark the milestone the school was presented with a collection of environmental books regarding climate change, nature and how children can make a difference to the planet.
The CSET group includes Charfield Primary School, Lyde Green Primary School, Severn Beach Primary School, Downend School, Mangotsfield School, Marlwood School and The Castle School.
For more information about the multi-academy trust visit www.cset.co.uk