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Eco-friendly Harold Hill pupils achieve TfL award

PUBLISHED: 14:07 25 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:10 25 October 2016

Broadford and Mead Primary School pupils being recognised for their achievements by TfL.

Broadford and Mead Primary School pupils being recognised for their achievements by TfL.

Malcolm Drakes

Environment-friendly pupils who took part in a TfL scheme about finding economical modes of transport to school, have been recognised for their achievement.

Pupils from Broadford Primary School, Faringdon Avenue and Mead Primary School, Amersham Avenue, both in Harold Hill, received gold sustainable travel active responsible safe (STAR) status for having completed 40 different travel activities over a three year period.

The pupils were also able to demonstrate a six per cent shift away from car use with at least 90pc of children travelling by non-car modes.

Year 6 teacher Amelia Chau said: “Our families are almost all within 800 metres of the school gates, so cutting congestion, pollution and inactivity is very achievable.

“This event has helped to inspire our pupils to think big for the year ahead so that they can have even greater impact.”

Pupils attended a seminar at Camden Town Hall on Thursday, October, 13 to receive their award.

Environmental activities included, walk to school days, walking and cycling competitions.

For more information on the scheme visit stars.tfl.gov.uk

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