Active Travel Art Competition 2021

Active Travel Art Competition 2021

About this activity

Suitable for all schools. Supports the Art and Design National Curriculum

TfL are running a pan-London campaign across radio, outdoor advertising and digital advertising to advise schoolchildren to walk or cycle to school and remind them of the School Services.The unexpected benefits of London can be uncovered when we make the choice to step outside and walk, cycle or scoot to school. Students might find a new part of London, make a new friend or see some animals along the way.

STARS and the London Transport Museum launched a new competition on Monday 8th March 2021.  For this competition, we want students to get creative and and make something that shows how you can make big changes to how you travel to help improve the quality of the environment or your life.  The competition deadline is 5th May 2021.  The BIG Change Competition

As part of our campaign and competition we’re challenging you to launch a poster competition at your school.  To participate, please ask pupils to travel actively to school one morning and then create a poster about the unexpected fun they came across along the way! You can run the competition on a class-or school-wide basis. It can also be launched to coincide with May’s Walk to School Week or Bike Week in June.

The posters can then be displayed in key locations around the school to help encourage students and parents to make active travel choices throughout the summer.

Why not celebrate the winner and their creations by announcing their names in assembly? You could also feature them in your school's newsletter or on your website as part of a promotion activity.


Activity steps

Decide the level of involvement you would like
Involve your School travel working group, engage and involve the whole school community; pupils, staff and parents. Contact your borough officer if you require any support
Launch the competition and get creative!
Show examples of fun things they might discover on their journey to school and give them a deadline for handing in their entries
Celebrate the winners
Announce the winners in an assembly and display the entries around the school to help encourage active travel
Spread the word
Share your winning posters with the wider school community in your newsletters and on your website to spread the road safety message
Check for Success
Ask your pupils how they found the activity. What key messages did they take away and what did they enjoy?
Tell your story
Sign in to STARS to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer.


  • Walking
  • Scooting
  • Cycling
  • Promotion
  • Curriculum

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity
  • Promotion
  • Curriculum

How it helps

  • Supports the Art and Design National Curriculum
  • Introduces key active travel messages