Published: 00:00, 16 May 2017 |
Residents can breathe more easily thanks to the huge success of the KM Walk to School campaign which has smashed its green travel target.
More than 260,000 fuel guzzling, air polluting vehicles have been removed from the road this academic year as a result of families opting to walk or cycle instead of drive the school run. The campaign, run by the KM Charity Team, has exceeded its target by 60,000 with weeks to go before the end of term.
John Cox of Jelf Insurance, a key partner of the charity, helped to announce the campaign’s success. “We’re so proud of this fantastic achievement and delighted to support the KM Charity Team in respect of all its work,” he said.
The 40,000 pupils currently taking part in walk to school projects including Wow, Active Bug and Green Footsteps have notched up 567,000 green journeys. Schools are being invited to sign up for the green travel scheme for the next academic year at a 20% discount if they click HERE to apply before July 1.
Simon Dolby, chief executive of KM Walk to School, said: “We’re so proud of all the schools and families who have worked so hard to accomplish more than half a million eco-friendly journeys and spared us all from the congestion, fumes and noise that would have been caused by 260,000 car journeys.”
KM Walk to School is supported by Kent County Council, Medway Council, London Borough of Bexley, Orbit, Golding Homes, Bel UK, Specsavers, Eurostar, Whitefriars, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Jelf, Countrystyle Recycling, Gallaghers Aggregates and Volker Highways.
Find out more about green travel for schools by clicking this link HERE or contacting Sarah Clyne on email@example.com or calling 0844 264 0291.
Visit www.bustersbookclub.co.uk to find out about the charity’s home reading scheme for schools.
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