Schools across Kent and Medway have been rewarded for their commitment to green travel schemes.
Representatives from primaries were invited to Leeds Castle to receive awards which recognise their good work delivering and promoting environmentally-friendly initiatives.
Awards can be earned at bronze, silver, gold and platinum levels for taking part in Green Footsteps, WOW and Active Bug, with additional accolades for schools that also have a walking bus.
During the presentation Emma Jenkins from Kent County Council introduced a new publication, Developing an Educational Legacy, which has been produced by the KM Walk To School team.
The booklet will be given to all schools taking part in Walk on Wednesday, Active Bug and Walking Bus and gives guidance on how the schemes can help them tick boxes with Ofsted.
Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team said: “Schools using our green travel schemes now have a powerful tool to demonstrate the impact against the September 2012 Ofsted framework criteria.”
Awards were presented by representatives of KM Walk to School sponsors, Kent County Council, Medway Council, Bel UK, Southern Water, The Co-operative, Orbit South, Independent Music Productions, Golding Homes, P&0 Ferries, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Kent People’s Trust and Leeds Castle.
MadginfordParkInfant School, Bearsted; St Anselm’s CatholicPrimary School, Dartford. High Halden School; Maundene Primary School; Ightham Primary School; Loose Junior School and Benenden Primary School.
Beaver Green Community Primary School, Ashford; Furley Park Primary School, Ashford; Thurnham Infant School, Bearsted; Shears Green Infant School, Northfleet; Cecil Road Primary & Nursery School, Gravesend; St Margaret’s Infant School, Gillingham; Lower Halstow School; Kingsnorth Primary School; The John Wesley Primary School; Mersham Primary School; Charing primary School; Minster-in-Sheppey Community Primary, Ospringe Primary School, St Benedict’s Primary Schoo, Chatham; Snodland Primary School; Riverview Junior School and new Ash Green Primary School.
Rolvenden Primary School; East Stour Primary School; Warren Wood Community Primary School; Bligh Federation School, Rochester; Goudhurst & Kilndown School; Iwade Community Primary School; Hartlip Endowed Primary School and Canterbury Road Primary School.
To find out more about the Green Travel Mark click here
WOW, Active Bug and Walking Bus, which are KCC and Medway Council-led initiatives are sponsored by Bel UK (Mini Babybel), Specsavers, Denne, Southern Water, Eurostar, Leeds Castle, Independent Music Productions, Specsavers, The Co-operative, Orbit South, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Jelf Insurance Brokers, Cyclepods Ltd, Thanet Council, Maidstone Borough Council and P&0 Ferries.