Work through the Modeshift STARS system to create a travel plan, record travel data and log and deliver activities in school
What is Modeshift stars?
Modeshift STARS is a national accreditation programme for schools who want to improve their pupils’ health and wellbeing through active and sustainable travel. It can also help to directly impact and improve the environment around schools to the benefit of the wider school community.
STARS Travel Plans help to promote more active and sustainable modes of travel for the school journey, by encouraging pupils and their families to reduce the number of journeys made by car and to use active travel modes such as cycling, walking and scooting.
The online STARS system supports schools to develop, deliver and monitor a travel plan that tracks their progress as they achieve their aims and objectives, and set targets.
STARS can be used by all types of schools from Early Years establishments to Primary, Secondary and SEND schools as well as Independent schools. All schools in England are already registered on the site which is free to use and is supported by Active Travel England.
The annual National School Travel Awards ceremony recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in growing levels of walking, wheeling and other forms of sustainable and active travel within their school community.
How do you take part in the national school travel awards?
Once you have gained STARS Accreditation your school can be nominated by your local authority for the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards
The winners of the Modeshift STARS Regional Awards are invited to attend the Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards
The Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards
Local authorities are able to nominate up to three schools in each of the four categories:
- Modeshift STARS National Early Years Establishment of the Year
- Modeshift STARS National Primary School of the Year
- Modeshift STARS National Secondary School of the Year
- Modeshift STARS National SEND School of the Year
All nominated schools will be invited to attend one of our Regional Awards events that take place in November. The shortlisted ‘Modeshift STARS Regional Schools of the Year’ are then invited to represent their respective areas and join industry experts at the National School Travel Awards event where the national winners are announced.
Ross Butcher, National Chair of Modeshift:
‘These schools are a shining example for every other school in the country to follow and have demonstrated that it is possible to get more people travelling actively on the journey to school. Together we are making a real difference on the journey to school.’
Should you require any more details about the National STARS School Travel Awards nominations then please do not hesitate to contact your participating local authority using the ‘Contact’ form on this website.
Contact your local authority for more information
Previous Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards
Portcullis House 5th March 2019
Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards
Houses of Parliament 24th April 2018
Modeshift STARS Regional Awards