Young people

Pupils share environmental messages as part of Sustrans' air quality promotion

Sustrans aims to raise awareness and engage school communities to keep air quality on the agenda throughout the year, not just on Clean Air Day.

25 schools across Sussex have been working with walking and cycling charity Sustrans on a major air quality education project funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ....
19 June 2019
Two children posing with their bikes

In Wandsworth, we worked with Granard School on creating a Play Street event for the children and their families

We’ve been working in partnership with the London Borough of Wandsworth and Granard Primary School to transform the road outside the school into the borough’s first ever Play Street, making it safer...
12 June 2019
Photo shows broadcaster Angellica Bell with pupils from St Richard Reynolds School at the start of Big Pedal

It was great to have the support of TV and radio broadcaster, Angellica Bell, at the launch of this year's Big Pedal with pupils from St Richard Reynolds School in Richmond.

Angellica Bell with pupils from Wormholt Primary School in west London

Angellica Bell was at Wormholt Primary School in west London for this year's Big Pedal as thousands of children walked, cycled or scooted to school.

Children enjoying the freedom of playing in the traffic-free street outside their school

We loved seeing children and parents at St Richard Reynolds school, Richmond, enjoying the freedom to play, cycle, walk and scoot on their traffic-free school street for the Big Pedal.

It’s been a fantastic Big Pedal year with a record-breaking number of schools taking part in our annual challenge. It was great to see so many families ditching the car and getting to schools under...
29 May 2019
A photo of some children in a class room putting their hands up

A total of 3.8% of school pupils said they cycled to school in 2018, up from 2.8% in 2010.

Children walking, cycling and scooting to school

The findings form part of the annual 2018 Hands Up Scotland Survey, an official statistic in Scotland.

The percentage of pupils cycling to school each year continues to increase according to new research released by Sustrans Scotland. A total of 3.8% of school pupils said they cycled to school in 2018...
24 May 2019
Children scooting along the pavement in a suburban area
A map showing the occurrence of accidents in Edinburgh

Edinburgh datazone with pie charts of accidents taking place there. Areas high on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation highlighted in red.

A map showing the occurrence of accidents in Aberdeen

Aberdeen datazone with pie charts of accidents taking place there. Areas high on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation highlighted in red.

A map showing the occurrence of accidents in Glasgow Centre

Glasgow Centre datazone with pie charts of accidents taking place there. Areas high on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation highlighted in red.

Sustrans Scotland analysis highlights that children on foot or bike are more than three times as likely to be involved in a traffic accident in the 20% most deprived areas in Scotland than the 20%...
22 May 2019
Yo Higton with pupils at Castle Newham School in Bedford

Active Schools Officer, Yo Higton, celebrates with pupils from Castle Newham School in Bedford.

Families in Bedford have been taking part in the Big Pedal 2019 – the UK’s largest annual cycling, walking and scooting challenge for schools. A total of 19 schools in Bedford signed up for this year...
17 April 2019
SS St Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School, Coventry

Pupils at SS St Peter & Paul Catholic Primary School in Coventry attending a breakfast session.

Twelve schools in Coventry have been taking part in The Big Pedal, the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting challenge for schools. The annual contest, which started on Monday 25 March and runs...
1 April 2019
Big Pedal 2019

Sustrans Active Travel Officer, Yo Higton, with pupils from Castle Newnham in Bedford ahead of the launch of the Big Pedal 2019.

Families in Bedford are backing this year's Big Pedal competition ahead of its launch next week.  So far 20 schools in Bedford have signed up for the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting...
21 March 2019

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