Go for Gold is an incentive based scheme developed to encourage children and their parents to use sustainable travel modes for the school journey. This can include walking, Crocodile Trail, scooting, cycling, using the bus, train, park and walk or car sharing.

The aim is to reduce the number of car trips made to and from school, ease pollution; encourage walking; promote healthier lifestyles for pupils and their families and reduce our carbon footprint on the world.

Children are issued with a ‘passport’ which is stamped each time they make a sustainable journey to school. Certificates and stickers are awarded along the way.  Once they have completed a passport they can redeem this for one of many free activities that Buckinghamshire County Council have negotiated with a number of leisure centres throughout the county. These include swimming, bowling and golf.

Certificates and/or incentives can be awarded in either class or assembly. Schools can choose to source their own incentive materials, although Transport for Buckinghamshire can offer some at a minimal cost which can be ordered using the incentives order form below.

Go for Gold achieved international recognition when it was awarded the first International Walk to School Award in March 2004.