Sustrans releases cycle to school resources

Resources launched to coincide with bike to school week
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Sustrans has today launched a school resources bundle ahead of Bike to School week, beginning June 1st.

The material, downloadable here, features activities and lessons plans which will get pupils inspired and ready to cycle, walk or scoot to school.

Gary Shipp, National Projects Co-ordinator for Education and Young People, said: “Increasing the number of pupils who walk, cycle or scoot to school can reduce congestion and pollution around the school gates, as well as improving the welfare of pupils by encouraging them to develop healthy habits which will last a lifetime.

“This new resource has been created in consultation with teachers across the country, to ensure that it meets their needs and compliments the school curriculum.”

Sustrans currently works in 2,500 schools and supports more with free resources, advice and online challenges. Sustrans also recently became a Friend of Eco-Schools England, and is now a Keep Britain Tidy-recognised provider of high-quality education for sustainability resources, services or experiences.

Keep Britain Tidy’s education manager, Morgan Phillips, said: “We are delighted the charity Sustrans have joined us as a Friend of Eco-Schools England. With one of the nine Eco-Schools topics being transport, Sustrans are an excellent fit with the Eco-Schools programme. We hope that, through this new relationship, many Eco-Schools will benefit from Sustrans’ activities, resources and campaigns, such as Bike to School Week.”

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