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Fizz reward for green travel champs

Singer and TV presenter Cheryl Baker treated the young winners of a green-travel challenge to a prize story-time session earlier this month.

Cheryl Baker with Archbishop Courtenay's Nightingale class (19275834)
Cheryl Baker with Archbishop Courtenay's Nightingale class (19275834)

The former Buck’s Fizz star read Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Smeds and the Smoos to the children of Archbishop Courtenay Primary in Maidstone after the school’s Nightingale Class came top in a Kent-wide challenge with KM Charity Team initiative Active Wow.

The pupils of Nightingale class recorded the most green-travel miles for the whole county, with pupils walking, cycling, scootering or park-and-striding to and from school.

Nightingale class was also rewarded with free-entry vouchers to Eagle Heights wildlife sanctuary in Eynsford.

Cheryl said: “Well done to Nightingale Class at the Archbishop Courtenay School because they either scootered, they walked or they park-and-strided to school, which made them the greenest class in the whole of Kent.”

Active Wow encourages families to walk to school, with classes competing each week to be awarded the Green Class of the Week Trophy.

Monthly inter-school green-travel challenges award winning classes tickets to leisure attractions also including Diggerland or Wildwood and visits by storytellers.

The scheme is supported by Ashford International Hotel, Orbit, Volker Highways, Countrystyle Recycling, Golding Vision, Specsavers, Eurostar, Kent, Maidstone, Bexley, Medway and Ashford councils, the Morrisons Foundation, Buckland Media Group and the Education People.

The KM Charity Team operates as Inspire Schools outside Kent.

Find out more about Active Wow here.

And watch a video about the story-time session here:


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