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The Gower School gained the Transport for London Gold STARS travel award in December 2018. STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe – is an accreditation scheme for schools, nurseries and colleges by Transport for London to inspire young Londoners to travel sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely. In doing this, STARS empowers children and improves the safety and wellbeing of the whole community. It also encourages active travel behaviour and improves the environment around the school.
By receiving the Gold award, The Gower School is amongst the top 10% of London schools who set high standards to inspire others to transform travel habits, fully engage the wider community to promote best practices, and see a measurable reduction in the number of journeys made by car every day. The school will have the TfL STARS Gold status until 2021 and the children led Eco-Committee will continue to tackle important environmental issues such as air pollution and reducing, reusing and recycling materials.