For many January is not a month many chose to celebrate, coming as it does in the depths of winter. However for six primary schools across Wokingham borough, this was a special time indeed. This January many of them celebrated receiving their Modeshift awards.
What is Modeshift Stars? Modeshift Sustainable Travel Accreditation and Recognition for schools is a national awards scheme that rewards the work schools do to promote active and sustainable travel. Not only does active travel aid the environment especially in relation to air quality, something of special importance next to school playground, but studies have also shown that it helps improve student health and concentration levels.
Five schools in the borough, Highwood Primary, Wheatfield Primary, Walter Infants, Oaklands Juniors, and The Coombes Primary were all bestowed Bronze Modeshift star awards. Evendons Primary were awarded their silver star. Congratulations to all the schools on their Modeshift awards!
Councillor Pauline Jorgenson was on hand to present some of these honours and was able to tour the facilities at Oaklands Juniors and was very impressed by the work the students and staff were involved in.
If your school would be interested in being involved in the Modeshift Stars accreditation scheme, please contact us.