Cutting congestion outside the school gates should be a step closer with the launch of a new walking bus at Delce Infant School in Rochester.
Head teacher Donna Atkinson wanted to address the parking problem outside the school and set the ball rolling for the green travel scheme.
Chloe Halsey is the walking bus co-ordinator and the bus has gone from strength to strength
KM Walk to School project officer Katie McDaniel said the school is hoping to start a second route in September.
“The walking bus will be promoted heavily to the new reception intake and the school is doing a big push to increase numbers,” she added.
James Sutton from Medway Council, who was at the launch, said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise the commitment at Delce and continue to look forward to working with the school community to help encourage even more families out of the car and onto the walking bus.”
The launch was attended by KM Walk to School supporters, Amy Woods from Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Yve Dixon from Specsavers, James Sutton and Paul Binnie from Medway Council.
Walking bus is a Medway Council and Kent County Council-led initiative supported by Bel UK, Specsavers, Golding Homes, Orbit South, Independent Music Productions, Southern Water, Jelf Insurance Brokers, Eurostar and Leeds Castle.