Sustainable Travel at St Ignatius
Our Commitment to our Common Home
In his encyclical Laudato Si, Pope Francis has reminded us of our obligation to protect our home world and to cherish His creation.
He asks us to consider:
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?”
At St Ignatius we are committed to doing our part to leaving our children a green, safe and beautiful world, and empowering children to know they can make a difference in the world.
We do this in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL TO SCHOOL
We are currently working towards the Modeshift Stars Awards to develop our sustainable travel plan. We encourage all parents to come to school in a sustainable way, considering the impact of cars on our air quality and the wider world.
St Ignatius is well-positioned to arrive by train or by bus, and there is parking within a 10 minute radius whereby we can encourage families to park and stride to school.
BY BUS 216, 235
BY TRAIN: SUNBURY/UPPER HALLIFORD
We have signed up for the Living Streets Walk to School initiative, where children self-report how they get to school every day using the interactive WOW Travel Tracker. If they travel sustainably (walk, cycle or scoot) once a week for a month, they get rewarded with a badge. It's that easy!
We have storage facilities for bikes and scooters, and encourage as many children as possible to come to school on foot. It is great exercise, a great way to socialise on the way to school, and is kind to the planet!