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The Community Rail Education Network (CREN) and CrossCountry have been recognised for work on the UK’s first educational toolkit on sustainable travel.

The Sustainable Travel Education Toolkit won first place for “Influencing Positive Change & Sustainability” at the Community Rail Awards in Swansea on Monday 18 March.

The new toolkit - aimed at Key Stage Two students - has been developed to teach young people about the green credentials of the rail network and encourage them to make more sustainable travel choices.

It’s the first time that CrossCountry has won an award as a train operator at the hotly-contested Community Rail Awards, which mainly recognises work by Community Rail Partnerships across the country.

CrossCountry’s Stakeholder Liaison Manager for the North East & Scotland, Alex Bray, said: “It’s wonderful to be recognised for this fantastic set of resources promoting sustainable travel choices to young people across the UK. Since we launched the toolkit at the National Railway Museum we’ve had great responses from children and teachers alike – I’d encourage any Key Stage Two educators to download it for free and incorporate it into green teaching!”.

The development of the toolkit was funded by a £12,000 investment from CrossCountry’s Community Engagement Fund and supported by the Community Rail Education Network and Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership.

To download the Sustainable Travel Education Toolkit, visit:

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