How it works
Working both inside and outside the classroom, pupils explore what they like and dislike about their neighbourhood. They then develop their manifesto which can be used to lobby decision-makers and elected representatives at national and local level to make their changes happen.
- Explore the school area with pupils
- Record ideas on making streets greener and safer in classroom manifesto
- Organise forums to discuss your ideas with local press, experts and decision-makers.
Big Street Survey is a fun and engaging resource that raises the pupil’s voice and demonstrates what changes they want to see.
Designed by a Sustrans schools officer and qualified Geography teacher, it meets numerous curriculum objectives.
Start with the Quick Start Guides to learn how best to use the resource. We have two Quick Start Guides available.
Quick Start Guide
Be part of something big
Here are some examples of classroom manifestos submitted so far:
- Sunnydale presentation (PPT 9MB) - slideshow presentation from a Year 7
- Enjoying Escomb's streets (Word) - simple bullet list
We’d love to hear from you. If you have completed the Big Street Survey and have a manifesto for your school, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Street Survey resources
- Big Street Survey Lesson Plan for KS2 – step by step plan
- Big Street Survey Lesson Plan for KS3 - step by step plan
- Big Street Survey PowerPoint – use to accompany the lesson plan
- Pupil Booklet - for pupils to use during field work and in the classroom. Print A4 size, fold to A5.
- Street Trump Cards
- Big Street Survey Street Scenarios – role plays to enable pupils to view situations from different perspectives
If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch: