The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls has consistently been awarded the TFL Award in recognition of achievement in active and safer travel initiatives. Our current TFL award status can be found here: TFL award
We are delighted that EWS has now achieved the silver accreditation for our School Travel Plan (STP). The STP is a practical plan used by schools to manage transport issues. The two main purposes of the plan are to reduce vehicle trips to school by encouraging sustainable travel and therefore using alternative options and to raise awareness about travel issues such as air pollution and road safety.
The Eco Group and the Transport for London Ambassadors (YTAs) have been working hard to achieve this by promoting sustainable travel and by raising awareness of climate issues.
Some of the activities the group was involved in last year were
- the Year 7 Activity Day in May which included a road safety obstacle course run by the YTAs
- a lap challenge around the field
- an assembly in November on safer roads
- walk to school month also in May
- In July, a step count challenge for staff.
The great news is that our whole school travel surveys have also shown that over the years there has been a 4% shift away from using the car to and from school.
This year we are hoping to improve our accreditation and achieve GOLD.
Ms Barnas, Eco Coordinator