What is A Stars?
(Active Sustainable Travel And Road Safety Programme)
In promoting safe and healthy travel to school the A*STARS programme seeks to support schools to embed the principles of sustainable travel, road safety education and physical activity into the culture and mindset of everyone through encouraging healthy lifestyles (see figure 1).The programme challenges attitudes, perceptions and behaviour by providing knowledge, skills and training in the three inter-related areas below:
- Road Safety Education
- Sustainable Travel
These areas are crucial as they are most likely to have the greatest sustained impact on healthy lifestyle changes.
Hillary Primary School has a dedicated group of children who promote and develop this work.