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Putting pupils in the driving seat

Councillors John Wright (Sittingbourne South), Sarah Hamilton (Tunbridge Wells Rural), James McInroy (Tunbridge Wells West) and Michael Payne (Tonbridge) are supporting the KM Charity Team's road safety work with schools.

12 December 2017

Politicians have joined forces with the KM Charity Team to help create more than 1,000 road safety champions in Kent schools.

Santa puts the ho ho ho into home reading

Yellow Class from Bridge and Patrixbourne CE Primary School won a trip to see Santa at Whitefriars in Canterbury.

11 December 2017

Children were chock-full of Christmas cheer when they were crowned champs in a Santa Claus reading challenge.

Pupils win VIP night at Hazlitt Theatre

Oscar Ford, six, from Thurnham CE Infant School, Elizabeth Bright (Cinderella), Craig Anderson (Buttons), and Molly Simmonds, 11, from Snodland CEP School.

11 December 2017

Two competition winners were given the VIP treatment at the Hazlitt Theatre for a spellbinding performance of Cinderella.

Pack a punch with your press releases

09 December 2017

The KM Charity Team's training course will help charities and PTA groups hone their press release skills - to attract supporters and income.

China inspired by Kent schools

ADM Computing arranged for 14 nursery leaders from China to visit Kent schools to learn best practice in outdoor learning.

08 December 2017

A group of nursery leaders from China have seen leading forest schools in East Kent as part of an event to promote the Green School Awards.

Bookworm twinkles with the stars

Isabelle Sale join KMFM's Laura and Garry for the Fremlin Walk Christmas lights switch-on.

08 December 2017

One young reading champ mingled with the stars as she helped to switch on the Christmas lights at Fremlin Walk.

Editors name causes they will champion

Chairman of the KM Group Geraldine Allinson.

08 December 2017

KM Group editors have picked the causes they will champion in 2018.

Who’s top of the lollipops?

Caroline Huey of Orbit, Pat Bennett of Dame Janet Primary Academy and winner of Best School Crossing Patrol, Nikki Wood, and Charlotte Owen of KCC at the Green School Awards 2017.

06 December 2017

Say a big thank you to your favourite lollipop lady or gent by nominating them for an award - but hurry, you've only got until this Sunday.

Magical masterpiece wins children's art contest

Overall Champion, Ayanna Smith from Borden Primary School, with finalists, winners, and supporters at the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards staged at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury.

05 December 2017

A witch’s brew has propelled eight year old Ayanna Smith to the top spot for the Perfect Packed Lunch Awards.

Young Cooks 2017 champion revealed

From left, Antonin Cocoran, Charlotte Fife, Morgan Kinch, and Boglar Bote Godri, winners of the Young Cooks 2018 contest at East Kent College, Thanet.

04 December 2017

A talented teenager who has been baking since she was in primary school has been crowned the best young cook in the south east.

Walking buses for the win at the Green School Awards

Winners of the 2017 awards included Pat Bennett of Dame Janet Primary Academy (Best School Crossing Patrol), Monkton CEP School (Best Walking Bus), and Callis Grange Nursery and Infant School (Best Primary School Nature Conservation.

04 December 2017

Top walk to school schemes will be among the projects honoured at the Green School Awards 2018 which are open for entry until this Sunday, December 10

Story time for walk to school winners

Whitstable author Anthony Cooper reads his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo to the winners of a walk to school contest: Hernhill C of E Primary School in Faversham. Front: Bella Jones, 6, with Year 2 Class.

02 December 2017

Pupils put their best foot forward for an eco-friendly travel competition and won a visit from a storyteller with an important green message.

Health charities get £5k shot in the arm from golf day

Winners of the KM Charity Golf Day Team Jagger with event organisers Mary Daly, left, a Tesco Community Champion, and Dominic Comins, right, of the KM Charity Team.

01 December 2017

Good-hearted golfers got into the swing of things to raise more than £5,500 for healthcare charities and children’s wellbeing.

Pupils win prizes for using brains and brawn

All winners, supporters, and mascot Buster Bug at walk to school and literacy challenge winners presentation at Leeds Castle, Maidstone.

24 November 2017

Youngsters from Kent and Medway triumphed at a double challenge to find the most voracious readers and eco-savvy pupils in the county.

Aspiring cooks whip up a storm in culinary contest

Winner Alex Woollett from Mid Kent College, Medway, with finalists and supporters at the Young Cooks Professionals 2017 contest at Swale Skills Centre, Sittingbourne.

21 November 2017

A quartet of the county’s best student chefs battled it out last week for the title of Young Cooks Professional 2017.

Dramatic prize for walk to school winner

Eight-year old Zahra Costa from Gravel Hill Primary School, Bexleyheath, and family meet Phil ‘Mister Maker’ Gallagher at the Orchard Theatre, Darford.

20 November 2017

An excited Mister Maker fan met the CBeebies TV presenter and enjoyed her first trip to the theatre thanks to a green travel contest for schools.

Close finish at KM Big Charity Quiz

Jason Raggatt of Barclays bank and Mike Startup and Marisa Durling of Wilkins Kennedy announce the figure for amount raised at KM Big Charity Quiz.

19 November 2017

A nail-biting finish to the KM Big Charity Quiz saw just three points separate the top four teams. In the end Medway Mail and Female won...

Walking bus launch is the icing on the cake

Pupils Sydney, three, and Elsie, four, sponsors Leanne Adams and Sarah Savage of Medway Council and Emily Geeson of Countrystyle Recycling, and staff members Betty Abraham and Jacqueline Hopper at the launch of Parkwood Christian Fellowship Preschool's walking bus.

18 November 2017

A road safety themed cake was on the menu at Parkwood Christian Fellowship Preschool for the launch of their walking bus.

Free dodos for young eco champs

Whitstable author Anthony Cooper, holding his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo, is working with the KM Charity Team to promote green travel to school and home reading.

17 November 2017

Kent author Anthony Cooper to reward pupils top for green travel with storytelling visit and free copies of his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo.

Who will win the KM Big Quiz on Friday?

Mike Startup and the Wilkins Kennedy team are supporting the KM Big Charity Quiz in Maidstone.

16 November 2017

Battle of the brainiacs begins tomorrow (Friday, November 17) from 7pm at the KM Big Charity Quiz – will you be at the trivia challenge of the year?

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