Fourteen schools across the county have been put in the spotlight for their dedication to sustainable travel which has helped remove 250,000 cars from Kent’s roads.
The green travel heroes received Platinum Pledge award certificates at a ceremony staged at Kent Scouts HQ, Lower Grange Farm in Maidstone. They were congratulated by representatives of Kent County Council, Medway Council, Specsavers, Bel UK, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment and Circle Housing Russet.
The awards can be earned at bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels with additional accolades for schools that support specific schemes such as walking bus.
Platinum awards go to schools that have agreed to take part in WOW or Active Bug for three years and those who also have a walking bus receive platinum+.
Simon Dolby of the KM Charity Team said: “Thanks to schools taking part in the KM Walk to School campaign we have removed a quarter of a million school run car journeys from the road. That’s a staggering achievement and I am thrilled these schools have made the commitment to keep up the good work for years to come.”
Organisations supporting KM Walk to School include Ashford Borough Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Orbit South, Golding Vision (part of Golding Homes), Leeds Castle, Whitefriars shopping area, Safer Kent, Bexley Council, and Eurostar.
Click here to view photographs of the presentation which was part of the annual KM Charity Team Forum event.
Schools can find out more about green travel services organised by the KM Charity Team at www.kmwalktoschool.co.uk or by calling 0844 264 0291.
Schools awarded Platinum Pledge certificates
Ashford and Shepway: Lyminge CE Primary School, Folkestone. Gravesham: Wrotham Road Primary School. Dartford: Stone, St Mary’s CE Primary School. Thanet: Minster CE Primary School. Canterbury: Blean Primary School and Hampton Primary School, Herne Bay. Dover: Sandwich Junior School. Maidstone: St Francis’ Catholic Primary School; Kingswood Primary School; Archbishop Courtenay Primary School. Tunbridge Wells: St Peter’s CE Primary School. Medway: Walderslade Primary School and Bligh Junior School, Strood. Swale: Kemsley Primary Academy.