Early Years Resources
Transport, traffic and travel- all unavoidable in any person’s life. The transport topic is a fantastic way to work with parents and your local community to make a real difference to your local transport network- get together to reduce speed limits to 20mph, restrict parking all of which could potentially save lives!
Project idea 1- Bicycle and scooter parking for all
Transport is a great topic area to get stuck into and there are loads of ways an Eco-Committee can make a difference. A simple but really effective project might involve the installation of a parking area for bicycles and scooters. This should be one that is covered and secure but also easy to access and big enough to meet the demand. Pupils can develop their research skills by looking up various options on the internet and practice their skills of persuasion in getting permission to locate the parking area in just the right spot.
Project idea 2 – Modeshift STARS
We’ve linked up with the team at Modeshift to help schools take action on transport. Supported by the Department for Transport, STARS is the National School Travel Awards scheme that recognises schools that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel. The scheme encourages schools to join in a major effort to increase levels of sustainable and active travel improving the health and well-being of children and young people. Modeshift STARS is free for schools and taking part can form evidence for your Eco-Schools awards. Head to their website here to find out how you can get involved.
STEM Learning: Transport
Activity: Sustrans – Big Street Survey
Activity: Sustrans – Tour de France Resources
Activity: The Pod – Electric Vehicles Lesson Plan
Video: Healthy Schools London – Independent travel to school: Oakwood Special Secondary School, Bexley
You can find a greener version of pretty much everything your school uses; pencils, carpets, uniforms, energy. Here you can investigate how you can ‘green’ your schoolInteractive Eco-School