Four Richmond upon Thames schools will be going car-free this Friday to celebrate Transport for London (TfL)’s STARS 10 year anniversary. 

STARS is TfL's travel plan accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries which encourages young people to walk, scoot or cycle to school. 

Students from St Elizabeth’s RC Primary School in Richmond, Radnor House in Twickenham, Deer Park School in Richmond and Sheen Mount Primary School in East Sheen will all be encouraged to scoot, cycle or walk to school in the name of improving air quality and creating a safer environment for students.

Councillor Peter Buckwell, cabinet member for highways and street scene said: “It is great to see the borough’s schools getting on board with this event.

“It not only helps improve the health of the environment by reducing the number of cars arriving at schools in the morning but students will also be getting more active on their way to school.

“Active travel is an objective in all our school’s travel plans and this car free day will encourage parents and students to scoot, cycle or walk to school every day.”

The car-free day will take place on September 22.