Going for Gold

Going for Gold

About this activity

Suitable for all Silver and Gold accredited schools and nurseries.

NB: We’re bringing together all the TfL education programmes, including STARS, under one exciting new umbrella programme called TfL Travel for Life. They will be the same great programmes but with a new name and a new look, easier online process and dedicated support team. STARS for primary schools will be renamed TfL Explorers. STARS for secondary schools will be renamed TfL Pioneers.

Has your school gone the extra mile to make significant and lasting change to sustainable, active travel? This is your opportunity to highlight the impact that your TfL Travel for Life work has had on the school and the wider community.

A TfL Travel for Life Gold school demonstrates the highest level of participation and involvement.  Active travel activities are identifiably engrained as part of the school’s culture and widely embraced.

We would encourage all TfL Travel for Life Gold applicants to explore the 'Going for Gold' Activity card.  This will support your TfL Travel for Life Gold application.   TfL Travel for Life Gold Schools demonstrate an exceptional level of participation and progress in at least one of the following categories:

  • walking/scooter
  • cycling
  • road safety
  • smarter driving
  • public transport
  • student-led project

For student-led projects, you and your school travel working group can support your TfL Explorers Ambassadors to plan, develop and carry out travel activities at your school.

How to evidence your activity

  • Involve your borough officer: Share your ideas and discuss your potential areas of excellence
  • Sign into TfL Travel for Life to add your 'Going for Gold' story. Demonstrate the impact that your TfL Travel for Life work has had on the school and the wider community.
  • Have you challenged perceptions or changed the way people travel to a more sustainable way
  • Explain your activity and upload any relevant documents and photographs that show what you did

Activity steps

Go for Gold
With your school travel working group and borough officer discuss your ideas for achieving or renewing your TfL Travel for Life Gold accreditation
Pupil power
Involve your TfL Explorers Ambassadors. Ask them to tell your story on this activity card and gather examples of evidence to show case your work
Check for success
What impact has the activity had on the way pupils travel to school? Has it helped reduce congestion or increased pupils’ road safety knowledge?
Tell your story
Add your story to the TfL Travel for Life website and feedback to your borough officer

How it helps

  • Supports with TfL Travel for Life accreditation
  • Opportunity for all Student Ambassadors


Useful links, templates and case studies to support this activity