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Green travel and literacy winners triumph at Silver Blades Summer Challenge for schools

By Liz Nicholls

Proud pupils across the county have proved they are cool customers by being named best bookworms and walk to school winners of a summer contest.

Silver Blades Challenge Day winners receive their awards with Buster Bug and supporters Emily Geeson of Countrystyle, Laura Barrett of Silver Blades and Sarah Savage of Medway Council.

Silver Blades Challenge Day winners receive their awards with Buster Bug and supporters Emily Geeson of Countrystyle, Laura Barrett of Silver Blades and Sarah Savage of Medway Council.

The winners of the Silver Blades Challenge, organised by the KM Charity Team, were invited to a celebration presentation where they were congratulated by mascot Buster Bug and supporters Emily Geeson of Countrystyle, Laura Barrett of Silver Blades, and Sarah Savage of Medway Council.

Schools taking part in Buster’s Book Club rose to the challenge to meet or exceed their home reading minutes on the challenge date of Wednesday, June 7. Participants in the green travel schemes Super Wow or Green Footsteps endeavoured to have the biggest number of pupils walking or cycling to school on the same day.

Each winning class sent two child representatives to the awards event staged at Silver Blades ice rink, Gillingham where they collected a school certificate and ice skating vouchers.

Simon Dolby of the KM Charity Team said: “It is a pleasure to reward these children and encourage the good habits of getting more active and taking enjoyment from reading at home.”

He added: “Schools still have time to sign up to Active Wow and have everything up and running for Walk to School Month in October. Bookings received this term will get a 20% discount on the price plus entry into a prize draw to win a pair of Eurostar tickets.”

Schools can register for Active Wow by contacting Sarah Clyne at sclyne@thekmgroup.co.uk or by calling 0844 264 0291. Or click this link HERE.

To view photographs of the event, visit the KM Charity Team's Event Gallery or click this link HERE.

The KM Charity Team’s green travel and literacy work is supported by Orbit housing association, Golding Homes, Bel UK, Specsavers, Eurostar, Gallagher Aggregates, 3R’s Teacher Recruitment, Volker Highways, Kent County Council, London Borough of Bexley, Leeds Castle, Whitefriars, Maidstone Borough Council, Ashford Borough Council, Swale Borough Council and Canterbury City Council.

Silver Blades Summer Challenge winners included: Sparrows Class from Finberry Primary School, Ashford; Class 7B from Spires Academy, Canterbury; Tiger Class from Lunsford Primary School, Maidstone; Fox Class from Cliffe Woods Primary School, Medway; Cherry Class from Harcourt Primary School, Shepway; and Class 3T from St Lawrence College, Thanet.

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