The Big Shift

Boy walking to school smiling and giving a thumbs up

Increase walking, cycling and scooting at your school with Sustrans Big Shift, a free-to-access online challenge to motivate the school community to travel more actively.

Key features

  • Open to all schools in the UK
  • Free of charge
  • Available all year round – schools can choose any five days to take the challenge
  • As well as a whole school, individual classes and year groups can take part
  • Option for schools to repeat the challenge to improve on their achievements

The challenge sets schools individual targets, based on how pupils currently travel - helping them make a Small Step, Big Stride or Giant Leap in how pupils make the school journey.

Visit the website for more information and to take part:

Other resources

We recommend you take a look at ‘Increasing active travel to school – a six-week step-by-step guide’, which contains a suggested programme and top tips for events, activities and lessons to inspire more journeys by foot, bike or scooter.

Our new online school shop also offers a selection of products to help promote active and sustainable travel. This is available to be used by individual schools, groups of schools and local authorities for bulk purchases.

Alternatively, have a look at all our resources for teachers.

For more information about our work in education and with young people, please email the Education and Young People's team.

Find out more about our work with schools and teachers in Wales.