King’s Ely wins Modeshift STARS Bronze award for sustainable travel excellence

Richard Whymark, Head of Kings Ely Junior; Rosemary Mullen, Road Safety Officer at Cambridgeshire Co

Richard Whymark, Head of Kings Ely Junior; Rosemary Mullen, Road Safety Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council; Sue Freestone, Principal of Kings Ely; Mark Hart, Chief Operating Officer at Kings Ely; Jo Lyall, Acting Head of Kings Ely Acremont and Sarah Stevens, Acting Head of Kings Ely Acremont - Credit: Archant

King’s Ely has become the first independent school in Cambridgeshire to win a Modeshift STARS Bronze award.

Modeshift STARS is the national awards scheme which aims to recognise schools and workplaces that demonstrate excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable travel.

King’s Ely is the only independent school to have successfully completed the bronze level – and the school’s sights are now set on achieving silver.

Road safety officer at Cambridgeshire County Council, Rosemary Mullen, said: “It is not easy for independent schools to achieve modal shift due to the widespread nature of their catchment areas.

“However, King’s Ely has achieved this and, over the last three years, demonstrated year on year an increase in the number of children and families cycling, scooting or walking to school. The enthusiasm and commitment shown by the school for this important initiative has led to them being awarded a colourful Minipod scooter and cycle rack.”


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