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Modeshift STARS workshops

modeshift stars logo Slough Borough Council’s ‘Better by…’ team aim to help change the way people choose to travel to school, making walking, cycling and using public transport a real choice. Our vision for schools and young people is to promote active, safer and responsible travel that will remain with young people through adult life. We would like your school, to join thousands of schools across the UK to promote sustainable travel and road safety through Modeshift STARS.

What is Modeshift STARS?

Slough is investing in creative and innovative ways to promote sustainable travel to the borough’s schools. The National Modeshift Stars scheme will reward schools that encourage children, staff and parents to walk and cycle to school. Modeshift aims to share best practice in sustainable travel delivery.

The scheme awards schools bronze, silver or gold stars according to how effective they are at persuading pupils to choose greener and healthier ways of getting to and from school. Schools will have access to a great number of exciting initiatives to promote sustainable travel and regular support and guidance from the Borough’s sustainable Travel Officer.

What are the benefits for school communities?

  • Promote Healthier lifestyles – encouraging your school community to get active through more walking and cycling, thereby creating healthier and more productive lifestyles
  • Safer environment – helping you to identify and address travel and transport issues to enable safer journeys for the whole school community
  • Cleaner Air – reducing the number of vehicles and congestion around your school site to improve the quality of air
  • Delivers on Corporate Social Responsibility objectives – ensuring your school cares about the environment and your impact upon it
  • Save time and money – Modeshift STARS saves time when writing a Travel Plan therefore reducing the costs of creating the document
  • National Accreditation – achieve national accreditation for your Travel Plan and be nominated for National Awards

Why should I attend the workshop?

This workshop introduces participants to Modeshift STARS online platform for schools which is a comprehensive travel planning tool. This tool allows schools to:

  • Create, develop and support your travel plan.
  • Assists your school in monitoring and evaluation
  • Recognises and rewards excellence for the promotion of sustainable and active travel.

The workshops will also provide guidance on the following:

  • Appoint a school travel plan co-ordinator
  • Set up an STP working group
  • Collect key information – surveys
  • Set targets for sustainable and active travel
  • Write an action plan
  • Deliver Travel initiatives
  • Review

Please contact Ramandeep.gogna@slough.gov.uk if you would like to book a place on one the Modeshift workshops. In order for you to attend this workshop, the Better By … team will reimburse any costs incurred for supply staff.