A leading Medway company stepped up its support of the walk to school campaign this week.
Volker Highways, who provide highways and engineering services to Medway Council, agreed to support the new Super Wow! walk to school scheme for the coming academic year.
The announcement means Medway schools joining the walk to school campaign will receive extra support from the KM Charity Team. Schools will have the chance to win a visit by a storyteller or win tickets to leisure attractions.
Sohail Hussain, Project Manager of Volker Highways in Medway, said: “Volker Highways is delighted to be supporting the walk to school campaign. This is our fifth year supporting the campaign in Medway. We’ve been supporting walking buses up until now, but are now delighted to extend this support to the Super Wow! scheme.”
Shannon Rivolta, office manager of Volker Highways said: “The walk to school campaign is very important because it removes traffic from local roads, reduces pollution and gets children fit and healthy, but the most important benefit is that it teaches children vital road safety skills.”
This week the resources schools will use to run the initiative next academic year went to the printers ready for dispatch in September and all set to launch the walk to school campaign on 1 October, which is international walk to school month.
The walk to school campaign in Medway is run by the charity department at the Medway Messenger in partnership with Medway Council and supported by Orbit housing association, Countrystyle Recycling, Gallagher Aggregates , Eurostar, Bel UK, Specsavers and 3Rs teacher recruitment.
To find out more visit www.kmwalktoschool.co.uk
Super Wow! operates a triple challenge with classes receiving the Green Class of the Week trophy each week and once a month they compete in an inter-school challenge to receive tickets to leisure attractions such as Silver Blades ice skating rink or Leeds Castle.
The third part of the triple challenge asks the participating families to collectively remove more than 200,000 school-run car journeys from the county’s roads over the course of the academic year.