A green way to travel to school is being rolled out across Chesterfield

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Following a successful national Modeshift STARS programme, which encourages pupils to travel to school in greener, healthier and safer ways will be used throughout Chesterfield.

In 2015, 347 schools nationally achieved Modeshift STARS accreditation in recognition of their efforts to. Now the very best of those schools have been announced at the Modeshift STARS regional awards.

In Chesterfield, the scheme was piloted with Brockwell Junior School and Westfield Infants School over the past year.

Such was the success of the reward scheme, the Chesterfield School Sport Partnership, along with Derbyshire County Council, will be expanding their programme so that Modeshift STARS reaches every Primary School in the Chesterfield area.

Ross Butcher, Chair of Modeshift, said: “The STARS scheme recognises schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

“The schools that have been recognised as Schools of the Region have achieved way beyond what is expected of them and as such, are able to demonstrate some incredible results. They are a shining example to all of us and prove that we really can make a difference to the journey to school.”