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Youth Travel Ambassadors Drive New Environmental Plan Forward

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Youth Travel Ambassadors Drive New Environmental Plan Forward

Our students have secured funding to encourage a sustainable travel into school.

The Youth Travel Ambassadors are a team of eight students in Years 7-10 who have volunteered to be part of a project for promoting sustainable methods of transport to the Academy.

Working with Transport for Greater Manchester, students have had a series of workshops to help them plan and carry out research to look at how our students travel to school.  Through assemblies, form-time surveys and online forms, they gathered information that shows that over 25% of our students are brought to school by car - and the team decided that their project emphasis would be to encourage more students to walk to school.

Having agreed on a project they pitched to the TfGM Dragons Den panel on 10th March and were awarded £500 to use in delivering the project.

The ‘Walk More - Breathe Better’ campaign will start in May and will last for a month.  After this period, the team will evaluate any changes in the numbers of students walking to school and will present their findings at a TfGM celebration event in July.

Assistant Principal Mrs Milnes said: "We are always proud of our students' passion to make the world around them a better place, and this project is a perfect example of this. At Stockport Academy, our ambition is for every student to leave with the tools they need to make a positive contribution to society, and the 'Walk More - Breathe Better' scheme will give this group the confidence and experience to achieve great things in their futures.

"We look forward to supporting them in this exciting programme over the coming weeks and months."

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