Travel at John Locke Academy
At John Locke Academy we have been working hard to reduce pollution around the school and have been encouraging active travel by both, parents and children. To help us with this we have become a STARS Accredited School. This is a scheme run by TfL to support London's schools and nurseries and it helps to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling. STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gets and improve road safety and air quality.
Did you know?
The average journey to school is less than one kilometre, that's around a 10-minute walk. However, many of these journeys are made by car leading to congestion and an unsafe and polluted environment for us all. By swapping car journeys for active travel, together STARS schools can make a real difference to our city and support the Mayor's vision for Healthy Streets.
Walking Zone Map
The map below shows the areas around John Locke which are within a 10 minute walk and areas where you can use park and stride. If we all work together to to take 'Skip our ride, take a stride', we can all help John Locke become a safer, less polluted place for children.
How travel has changed since joining STARS
Since joining TfL Stars in 2019 we have seen a shift in the ways parents and pupils are travelling to school. As you can see from the charts below there has been a 7.6% increase in people that now walk to school.
However there has been an overall dip of 1.6% of people actively travelling to school.
Our aim is to see a 2% increase in ACTIVE TRAVEL across the 2021/2022 academic year!
Meet our Junior Travel Ambassadors
What will you do to help us achieve our target? Will you walk, scoot, cycle or even park and stride?