Schools Go Smarter and Modeshift STARS in Northumberland

Schools in Northumberland have been working hard to achieve their Modeshift STARS accreditation. 


Modeshift STARS is the national schools awards scheme that recognises schools that show excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel and it is supported by the Department for Transport.  Schools Go Smarter projects can help schools achieve their Stars.


Allendale Primary School and Spittal Community First School achieved their bronze awards in September; and Mickley First School, which achieved bronze last year, gained a silver award.  All three schools completed a number of sustainable travel activities to get their awards, including Bikeability training, setting up a Park and Stride, taking part in Walk on Wednesdays or Walk to School Week, and generally embedding sustainable travel into the schools’ curriculum.


Mickley First School was a runner up in the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards, as recognition for their work to reduce car use.  Since taking part in Modeshift STARS, the number of pupils travelling to school by car has reduced by 10%.