Entries by Gail Parkes

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Hear from Bridgewater Primary School in Hertfordshire who have reached Outstanding Accreditation

Interview with Andrea Bettridge and Rachael Skelding, Bridgewater Primary School in Hertfordshire. Tell us about Bridgewater Primary School and congratulations on achieving Outstanding STARS Accreditation! We have 458 children in our primary school and we are in a large former Middle school site on the edge of a National Trust Forest.  We have a positive […]

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Winners of the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards 2023/24 are announced!

School children across the country gathered at the prestigious Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards.  The celebration event took place on Wednesday 20 March in a grand venue in Central London close to the capitals iconic landmarks.     The annual awards ceremony recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in growing levels of walking, wheeling and […]

Latest STARS Education League Tables, March 2024

Latest STARS Education League Tables The latest STARS Education local authority league tables have been published following the most recent round of applications in Autumn/Winter 2023/24. For the ‘Small’ local authorities, i.e. those with less than 100 schools, Southampton City Council are leading the way with 39.58% (19 schools) of their schools holding a level […]

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Modeshift Active Travel Ambassador Programme continues to thrive and celebrates school street closure!

In March 2022 Modeshift, in partnership with The Bikeability Trust, was awarded funding by the Active Travel England to deliver a pilot Active Travel Ambassadors programme across England as a means to increase walking and cycling levels and encourage more secondary schools to produce a Modeshift STARS accredited Travel Plan. The scheme involves training, resourcing, […]

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Bidwell West boasts ‘Very Good’ Modeshift STARS Accreditation

Bidwell West boasts ‘Very Good’ Modeshift STARS Accreditation The Bidwell West development in Bedfordshire has been recognised for the delivery of their Travel Plan with a Modeshift STARS ‘Very Good’ Accreditation. It’s all about community… Bidwell West is a large new housing development in Bedfordshire on the outskirts of Houghton Regis, near Dunstable. Eventually there […]

Record year for Memberships and STARS licenses!

Record year for Memberships and STARS licenses! As we approach the end of the 2023/24 Team Modeshift membership year, we’re delighted to reveal that the number of Members has broken all previous records! 207 organisations are fully registered Members of Modeshift in 2023/24 including 111 local authorities. A full breakdown is included in the table […]

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Modeshift STARS School Regional Awards 2023!

  The Modeshift STARS Regional Awards took place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November 2023. The regional awards showcase and celebrate the amazing Modeshift STARS journey each school is on. Congratulations to all the schools nominated and to all of this year’s winners! We had 124 schools shortlisted for the Regional Awards from 28 Local […]

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Modeshift STARS Annual Education Report 2022/23

Modeshift STARS Annual Education Report 2022/23 The Modeshift STARS Education scheme has had its most successful year since the inception of the programme in 2008. In this report we will present the results of the Modeshift STARS programme for the 2022/23 accreditation year which runs from 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023, including delivery […]

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Hear from The Ridge Primary School – South Gloucestershire STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/2024

Interview with Active Travel Champions: The Ridge Primary School, South Gloucestershire STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/2024 We spoke to Beverley Furber from The Ridge Junior School, who were recently awarded STARS Local Authority Primary School of the Year 2023/24, South Gloucestershire Council  Why did you get involved with travel plans and […]