Maria Miller MP hosts Modeshift STARS National School Travel Awards Celebration in Parliament

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller was delighted to host the Modeshift STARS School Travel Awards in Parliament.  Modeshift is a not-for-profit organisation working with schools and students to promote walking, cycling, scooting and other forms of sustainable travel.
Schools across the country have participated in the STARS sustainable travel accreditation scheme, and nominated Schools of the Region were competing for the 2019 National Awards. After hearing from each of the nominated schools, Transport Minister Jesse Norman presented the awards to the successful schools.
Maria said: “I was delighted to host this awards event, celebrating the fantastic work that so many schools have been doing to encourage more sustainable travel, and help to improve air quality around the schools and local areas. It was great to see the Minister Jesse Norman presenting the awards, which really underlines the importance the Government attaches to more sustainable forms of travel. ”
“It was a particular pleasure to welcome two Hampshire schools to Westminster for the awards celebration, and many congratulations to them both for reaching the final - especially to Forest Park School for winning the SEND School of the Year. I have seen at first hand the brilliant work that Hampshire County Council do with schools, including in my own constituency, to raise awareness of air quality and help them come up with sustainable travel plans.”