The Big Street Survey

Our Big Street Survey is an exciting free curriculum resource enabling pupils to investigate the area around their school and create a manifesto on how to make their streets safer and greener.

Big Street Survey YouTube link

How it works

Working both inside and outside the classroom, pupils explore what they like and dislike about their neighbourhood. They then use their findings as the basis of a manifesto to lobby decision-makers and elected representatives at a national and local level to make their changes happen.

Designed by a Sustrans Schools Officer and qualified Geography teacher, it meets numerous curriculum objectives, with various cross-curriculum opportunities.

There are Scottish lesson plans, both for older primary pupils and younger secondary students.

  1. Explore the school area with pupils
  2. Record ideas on making streets greener and safer in classroom manifesto
  3. Organise forums to discuss your ideas with local press, experts and decision-makers

Please see the dedicated Big Street Survey page for resources and details


Sustrans Big Street Survey Logo