Mickley stars share green travel experience

1st May 2018

Mickley stars share green travel experience

 
Erin Donaghy, Fearne Dixon and Katie Melville who were chosen to represent Mickley First School on a visit to London for the Modeshift STARS national awards.
Erin Donaghy, Fearne Dixon and Katie Melville who were chosen to represent Mickley First School on a visit to London for the Modeshift STARS national awards.
 
 CHILDREN from Mickley First School celebrated their hard work in promoting sustainable travel last week.

Three pupils from year 4 travelled to London with their teachers on April 24 to represent the school at the Modeshift STARS (Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for Schools) National Awards.

The award scheme was established to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

Mickley First School was awarded a gold award last year from Modeshift STARS, and in November, found out they had won the award for Regional School of the Year for the North-East.

For the national awards, 10 schools from regions across the UK attended the Houses of Parliament.

 
Headteacher Andrew Hudson said: “We have been increasing the number of children who scooter to school as well as increasing the number parking away and walking.

“The A695 is a very busy road, with some fairly steep hills, and I can’t promote cycling very safely, but despite that we have still managed to increase the number coming in sustainable ways, which is one of the things they recognised about our school.”

While the school did not receive the national award, the children were thrilled to represent the North-East, and also had the opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace and take a guided tour around the Houses of Parliament on their visit to London.