Published: Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Children across Medway have been praised for taking part in a national campaign which aims to encourage more children to walk to and from school.

Twenty-six schools and academies took part in Medway Council’s Walk2Count Challenge which was held during National Walk to School Week in May.

A total of 18,669 walked journeys were completed by pupils during the challenge, which is supported by the KM Charity Team.

Medway Council presented certificates to the primary and secondary schools who completed the most walks as well as the most improved school compared to the previous year. Burnt Oak Primary School in Gillingham won the primary school challenge, Greenacre Academy in Walderslade were secondary school winners and the most improved school was Cliffe Woods Primary School in Cliffe Woods.

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder in charge of road safety, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the children who took part in the Walk2Count Challenge. Walking is a great way to remain healthy and it reduces the number of the cars on the school run. Our road safety team will continue to work with schools all year round to help improve safety on the school journey.”

For more information about Medway’s road safety initiatives visit www.medway.gov.uk/roadsafety.

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