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Gravesham and Dartford schools honoured for going green

Schools in Gravesham have been given the stamp of approval for their dedication to green travel.

Representatives from Cecil Road Primary School, Shears Green Infants, Riverview Infants and St Botolph’s Primary School were presented with Green Travel Mark Awards to celebrate their commitment to eco-friendly initiatives that combat childhood obesity.

In Dartford, Langafel CE Primary, Gateway Primary, Stone St Mary’s CE Primary, Joydens Wood Juniors, Holy Trinity CE Primary and Lawn Primary were presented with Green Travel Mark Awards.

The schools are signed up to KM Walk to School schemes, which include Walk on Wednesday (WOW) and Active Bug, and encourage families to ditch the car and use active means to get to school instead.

Gravesham and Dartford winners at KM charity team Maiden's Tower presentations.
Gravesham and Dartford winners at KM charity team Maiden's Tower presentations.

Certificate presentations were made at the Maiden’s Tower at Leeds Castle.

The recipients were applauded by Walk to School mascot Buster Bug as well as sponsors Kent County Council, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment agency and Mini Babybel.

Green Travel Mark Awards are given to schools that set the standard for green travel, delivering schemes school-wide and successfully promoting them to children and parents.

Awards can be earned at bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels with additional accolades for schools that also have a walking bus.

Other Walk to School sponsors include Specsavers and Countrystyle Recycling.

To find out more about Green Travel Mark, visit www.kmwalktoschool.co.uk or call 0844 264 0292.

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