Low Carbon: Shropshire schools awarded for green travel plans
AT LEAST 176 Shropshire schools have completed travel plans to make school journeys more environmentally friendly.
Of these schools, 17 will attend Shropshire Council's annual school travel plan awards ceremony in Shrewsbury.
Schools which have really taken on board their travel plans will be awarded silver and gold awards to recognise their achievements in promoting walking and cycling and reducing car travel.
County schools have been working on travel plans since 2002 and at least 166 maintained schools and 10 independent ones have completed them.
Martin Taylor-Smith, Shropshire Council's cabinet member for strategic planning and transport, said: "It is really inspiring to hear what schools have been doing and to catch some of their enthusiasm for their travel to school initiatives. The pupils, parents and staff at each school really deserve our congratulations. It is a great achievement."