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First school in the borough receives active travel award

St. Saviour’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School has become the first school in Cheshire West and Chester to earn the Bronze Modeshift STARS schools’ award for its commitment to sustainable and active travel.

Awards under the national scheme are given to schools that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel.

The school’s Junior Safety Officers (JSOs), Urszula and Chloe, were presented with the award earlier this month.

The scheme includes initiatives like the School Parking Charter, where the children are involved in educating their parents/carers to park away from the school and walk the last five to 10 minutes into school, making the school environment safer for everyone. The school has even featured on the BBC’s Politics North West Show to talk about these issues.

The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Highways, Councillor Karen Shore said: “Our Road Safety Team has been very impressed with the commitment shown from St. Saviour’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School to achieve this Bronze Award.  Huge congratulations to them on such a wonderful achievement.

“We know because of the fantastic dedication of everyone, including their Junior Safety Officer Buddy, Vikki, they will soon be up for the Silver Award.”

The Modeshift STARS scheme results in healthier students by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles for young people through more walking, wheeling and cycling, as well as making the environment around school safer.

The scheme offers ways to reduce car use and increase active and sustainable travel, involving the whole school community – students, parents and teachers working together to make a difference.

Other schools are welcome to take part – to find out more about how sustainable travel can help your whole school community, contact the Council’s Road Safety Team: 


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Pictured - L to R: Road Safety Officer Gemma Rhodes; Junior Safety Officers, Urszula and Chloe and Vikki Abbate, JSO Buddy from the school.

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