CBeebies star visits walking winners

CBeebies presenter Joanna Adeyinka-Burford at Normandy Primary School


Pupils at a Bexley primary were treated to a prize story-time session with CBeebies presenter Joanna Adeyinka-Burford after winning a borough-wide green-travel challenge.

Class RD at Normandy Primary School in Barnehurst recorded the highest number of green-travel school-run journeys in the borough.

The challenge was part of the KM Charity Team’s Active Wow scheme.

Active Wow encourages families to walk to school, with participating schools’ classes competing each week to be awarded a green class of the week trophy.

Monthly inter-school green-travel challenges award winning prizes including celebrity story-time sessions and tickets to or experiences with leisure attractions.

Joanna Adeyinka-Burford visited Normandy Primary on Wednesday, March 11, when she read Class RD The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson.

Joanna said: “Active Wow is such a brilliant programme: it’s so good at motivating children and families to be more active and use environmentally friendly options for the school run.

“And it’s such a pleasure to be involved in rewarding the schools that take part and celebrating their achievements.

“Well done Normandy Primary’s RD class – they’ve done their school and the borough proud.”

Active Wow is supported by Volker Highways, Countrystyle Recycling, Golding Vision, Specsavers, Kent, Maidstone, Medway and Ashford councils, the Morrisons Foundation, Buckland Media, Ashford International Hotel and the Education People. Find out more at Kmwalktoschool.co.uk or by contacting Active Wow coordinator Kathy Beel at KBeel@thekmgroup.co.uk or on 01227 475966.

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