Coronavirus, an update from Active Cornwall

Active Travel for Education

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The lockdown has meant we have all needed to radically change our daily routines, be it work, school, home learning, physical activity, or how we travel. The latter has particularly seen a shift change in the way parents are travelling to and from school, with more taking to cycling, walking and scooting.

Throughout Lockdown 3, Active Cornwall has been liaising and working with Sustrans to demonstrate to schools that Active Travel in Education is an opportunity to progress what they may already be doing around Active Travel or for other schools this may be a start of a NEW focal point on Active Travel.

So Cornwall Council and Active Cornwall have teamed up with Modeshift Stars to give all schools in Cornwall the opportunity to develop a sustainable Active Travel plan through the Modeshift Stars Education Accreditation Programme.

Who are Modeshift Stars?

  • Centre of Excellence - recognising Best Practice in Sustainable School Travel through the delivery of Travel Plans
  • Recognise schools and other educational establishments that have shown excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable and active travel

What does Modeshift Offer?

  • Online - provides an online platform 
  • Developed - framework for achieving accreditation
  • Nomination - to National School Travel Awards

To help you we have produced two documents:

  • Accreditation Guidance - showing the simple process to access and be guided through Modeshift Stars scheme
  • Benefits - highlights the links between Modeshift, and Sustrans, Curriculum, Skills, Partnerships, Healthy Schools Rating Scheme, and Primary Sport Premium.

And its FREE!

Take a look at the Modeshift Stars page on the right
to review the process and the benefits of becoming accredited.

 

If you feel this is something you may be interested in and could align to the priorities of your school why not pledge! We are calling for teachers, parents and carers to 'Make a Pledge' to increase their own amount of active travel or that of its school, however small, and also become a local Cornwall Active Travel Champion and help us spread the word within your community.

As we all build back better together please do get in touch with Karen Edmond at Active Cornwall: karen.edmond@cornwall.gov.uk

 

BECOME AN ACTIVE TRAVEL CHAMPION!
As part of the campaign we are calling for teachers, parents and carers to 'Make a Pledge' to increase their own amount of active travel or that of its school, however small, and also become a local Cornwall Active Travel Champion and help us spread the word within your community.

PARENTS - MAKE YOUR PLEDGE HERE
TEACHERS - MAKE YOUR PLEDGE HERE

Thank you to those who have become a Cornwall Active Travel Champion!

Here is a look at the current tallies:

Keep a look out on the Active Cornwall Facebook Page for more information on the Cornwall Active Travel Campaign and please help us spread the message by following us and sharing our posts #CornwallActiveTravel