Middle school gets green award
Tweedmouth Community Middle School is thrilled to have been awarded the Secondary School STAR Award for the North East, Yorkshire and Humber region.
The school has been working hard to improve the percentage of students, staff and parents who travel to school sustainably.
Its Green Ambassadors have played a vital role in promoting various initiatives, such as The Big Pedal, Bikers Breakfast and Walk to School Week.
Following its work with Modeshift, the school has created a School Travel Policy, encouraged safe travel and promoted the Be A Smarter Parker initiative.
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Three members of staff have also gained their Level 1 British Cycling Ride Leader Award which allows them to take students on bike rides. This is alongside the Bike Ability award already available in school to all Year 5 and Year 6 students.
The initiatives are helping to improve the school’s environment and overall health, and has allowed it to achieve a Bronze Award. It is now continuing – and extending – initiatives to achieve a Silver Award. The school is now looking forward to the national awards.