TFL Stars Success - SHS Regional Award Winners - Reach for the Stars

11th November 2016

For the past two years Stormont House School has taken part in a scheme called TfL Stars. Stars is a scheme designed to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing active travel behaviours like walking, scooting and cycling. Its aim is also to improve pupils’ wellbeing as well as reducing congestion at the school gates and improving road safety and air quality.

 

As part of this scheme two Youth Travel Ambassadors are elected in every year group each year. The ambassadors decide what the schools travel issues are and then organise activities or set up initiatives they will carry out in order to help improve the identified issue.

 

For the past two years the ambassadors identified road safety as an issue and set a target of increasing the amount of independent travellers here at Stormont. To improve road safety the ambassadors organised Active Travel Days where the whole school took part in different workshops to learn more about the different forms of active travel and improve their road safety.

 

The ambassadors also helped to increase Independent travel by setting a target for the school of 18 students being independent by July 2016 which we exceeded and by the end of July 2016 we had reached 23 of our students being independent. In the first year the ambassadors achieved Bronze accreditation and last year moved up to Silver.

 

On Monday 7th November 2016 two of our Youth Travel Ambassadors represented Stormont House School at an award ceremony organised by Transport for London to recognise their hard work as 1 of only 34 of the highest performing schools, out of more than 1,500 participating schools. Stormont House won the School of the East London Region Award and received a certificate signed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.Well done to all the Youth Travel Ambassadors!