Talbot Primary School
Talbot Primary School
East Moor Road, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1AF
T: 0113 293 4086
courage, truth, loyalty

Sustainable Travel Plan

Talbot Primary School is committed to promoting sustainable travel; therefore, we encourage pupils, parents and staff to travel to school by foot, scooter, bike or bus. This approach has many benefits: reduced congestion, making the roads around school safer, the health benefits of regular exercise and reduced pollution. Where car journeys are necessary, we encourage people to consider park and stride journeys or car shares.

Throughout the year, Talbot undertakes a range of activities to educate the pupils about sustainable travel and promote this lifestyle. In the past 12 months, initiatives have included:

  • an audit of the roads around school
  • assemblies on road safety
  • putting in new cycle and scooter storage
  • designing 20mph signs for the local area
  • participating in The Big Pedal
  • a visit from the Green Cross Code team
  • participating in Scoot the Route Week
  • making New Year’s Resolutions about how we can reduce congestion at the school gate

Travel preferences are tracked to measure any shift over five years. The information is then sent to Mode Shifts, who are a monitoring, validating and accreditation team who evaluate sustainable travel for many local authorities. In July, Talbot Primary School was awarded the Mode Shifts: Bronze Award for the work we have done to date.

If you would like to be involved in this work, or have any ideas or expertise to share, please contact Jude Rivers (Deputy Headteacher) who is leading these initiatives.

To see the School Travel Plan, click here.

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