Primary celebrates green-travel success

Class 5 Birch at Crook Log Primary School in Bexley with Buster Bug

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Children at a Bexley primary were celebrating after winning a green-travel challenge.

Class 5 Birch at Crook Log Primary School recorded the most impressive monthly figures for schools taking part in Inspire Schools’ Green Footsteps scheme.

Green Footsteps encourages families to walk to school, with classes and primaries competing for trophies and prizes.

The pupils of Class 5 Birch were rewarded with a visit by Inspire Schools mascot Buster Bug.

Green Footsteps coordinator Kay coordinator Kay Devine said: “Congratulations to Class 5 Birch, who did brilliantly to win this challenge.

“Green travel has so many positive consequences for children’s development, well-being and welfare.

“Reducing car journeys means children lead more active lifestyles and can help improve air quality and address child-health issues such as obesity and asthma.

“By walking to school together, children and parents can enjoy some valuable family time.

“And children also arrive in the classroom in a more alert and receptive state of mind.

“I would urge other primary schools in Kent and Bexley to sign up to Green Footseps or its sister green-travel initiative, Super Wow, now.”

Green Footsteps and Super Wow are supported by Whites Transport, Ashford International Hotel, Orbit, Volker Highways, Countrystyle Recycling, Golding Vision, Specsavers, Eurostar, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Whitefriars and Kent, Medway, Bexley, Maidstone and Ashford councils.

See kmwalktoschool.co.uk or contact Kay Devine at KDevine@thekmgroup.co.uk to find out more.

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