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Schools across Wales called to create school travel plans

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Welsh Government is calling upon schools across Wales to produce their own school travel plan which can transform the way everyone travels to school and help promote travelling actively.
All schools in Wales will be able to address known issues outside the school gates, identifying ways in which they can improve safety and make the streets outside schools healthier, happier places for everyone.
Welsh Government has partnered with Sustrans Cymru, who are providing a comprehensive toolkit to support schools in creating an active travel school plan.
An active travel school plan is a brief document outlining a school’s actions to promote walking, wheeling, cycling or scooting as the means of getting to school, encouraging active travel by students, parents and school staff.
Schools can also receive specialist guidance from Active Travel School Planning Officers in writing their plans and linking up with their local authority to improve safety on nearby streets.
Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, encourages all schools to get involved, stating: “This is a great opportunity for schools who want to create happier, healthier places for their school community.
“Any school that gets involved will gain access to a wide range of resources, from workshops and activities to surveys and much more, helping them build a positive case for change in their school community.”