Redbridge schools receive TfL award for promoting healthy travel

Published: 6 February 2019

Three primary schools in Redbridge were recognised for their success in promoting and encouraging active and safer travel within the school community.

The awards took place in December 2018 and were part of TfL’s Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe (Stars) school’s initiative, which aims to inspire young Londoners to travel safely in a more sustainable and responsible way.

Presented by the TfL Director of Transport Strategy Lilli Matson, Gilbert Colvin, Little Heath and Glade Primary Schools were among those who bagged prizes.

Redbridge schools stood out against hundreds of schools for their activities such as Gilbert Colvins ‘Stripey Strider Campaign’ and the hard work of Little Heath Primary School in promoting independent bus travel for SEN students.

Cllr Elaine Norman, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “It’s important schools in Redbridge promote cleaner and healthier ways of travel.  This is excellent news and shows what can be achieved with support from the borough and TfL, and the commitment and creative ideas from engaged local schools. These schools are just a few that are working towards improving health, air quality, and road safety and it’s fantastic to see students embrace healthier ways of getting around the borough.”

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