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Kent and Medway schools to tackle walk to school challenge next month to win top prizes

By Liz Nicholls

Pupils dedicated to eco-friendly travel will take a walk on the wild side this summer to win absolutely fabulous prizes.

Ben Roddy is an honorary patron of the KM Charity Team.

Ben Roddy is an honorary patron of the KM Charity Team.

Schools signed up to the KM Walk to School campaign are eligible to take part in a competition to win family tickets to an RSPB nature reserve.

The contest, organised by the KM Charity Team, will reward the class that is top or most improved with their figures for walking or cycling to school on the challenge date of June 21.

Participants will also be competing for the chance to win a storytelling session given by actor Ben Roddy, honorary patron of the KM Charity Team and resident pantomime dame at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. His film credits include an appearance in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team, which also runs the Buster’s Book Club reading scheme, said: “Pupils get a real thrill out of our walk to school challenges which help to keep them enthused about green travel. We’re expecting to see some impressive figures as classes vie for these top notch prizes.”

The walk to school campaign 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.

This term schools can sign up for next academic year’s walk to school campaign. Class packs are available from the KM Charity Team at a reduced rate if they order before July 1. Visit www.kmwalktoschool.co.uk or contact Sarah Clyne on sclyne@thekmgroup.co.uk or 0844 264 0291.

Schools can join the charity’s home reading scheme at www.bustersbookclub.co.uk.

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