Oaks Park High School plans travel scheme as part of award-winning sustainability programme
A Newbury Park secondary school which has won awards for its commitment to sustainable travel is planning a new scheme to reduce traffic congestion.
Oaks Park High School, in Oaks Lane, Newbury Park, wants to introduce a Park and Stride scheme in the next academic year which will encourage parents to park further away from the school building when bringing their children to school.
Karen Fage, a co-ordinator for the school’s travel plan which was recently awarded the highest Platinum level by Transport for London, said: “It will get parents to drop their children off a little bit away so they don’t encroach on roads around the school.”
Children would be dropped off at a business car park, for example, and then walk in groups to the school.
The school has a pupil-led travel green team that has been established for three years and the school has run a number of initiatives including travel green Fridays, when on the last Friday of the month staff and children are encouraged to travel sustainably.
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The team monitors how children get to school and awards points to classes, with a free healthy breakfast awarded to the class with the most.
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