Clockhouse Achieves GOLD!!!!
Each year STARS schools replace 13 million miles' worth of car journeys with walking, cycling and scooting!
Clockhouse Primary School annually partakes in the TFL STARS Scheme. STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improves road safety.
Did you know the average journey to school is less than one kilometre that is around a ten-minute walk! However, many of these journeys are made by car leading to congestion and an unsafe and polluted environment for us all. By swapping car journeys for active travel, together STARS schools can make a real difference to our city and support the Mayor’s vision for Healthy Streets.
Working closely with our Junior Travel Ambassadors, we are pleased to announce that Clockhouse Primary School has achieved gold accreditation for the second consecutive year. This is a whole school achievement with children across the school being involved. Following our most recent annual survey car use overall has gone down and this is one of the main factors in achieving gold status.
As a result of the new accreditation Clockhouse has been asked to pilot a new initiative called the ‘Walking Zones Project’. Funding has been secured to get a child friendly map and information boards made for the school with leaflets for every pupil! So watch this space and please continue to actively travel!
Over the last year, Clockhouse Primary has held a bikers afterschool tea party, which included Dr Bike attending and servicing bikes free of charge. Pupils really enjoyed this activity. Children also took part in a biker’s treasure hunt and we were lucky enough to borrow a smoothie bike so the children could get fit and create a tasty smoothie at the same time.
Here at Clockhouse we like to promote an active lifestyle, incluing walking to school and riding bikes and scooters to school.