A total of 27 schools took part in Medway’s annual Walk 2 Count Challenge last month (May) – seven more than last year.
St James’ CE Primary in Grain and Glencoe Juniors in Chatham were crowned the overall winners, each achieving a walk to school percentage of 96.6 per cent throughout the week.
Two secondary schools took part – Greenacre School and the Bishop of Rochester Academy (BoRA) – with both achieving more than 70 per cent of students walking, a very respectable score.
The challenge was held in conjunction with the national Walk to Work Week and Walk to School Week campaigns. Pupils and staff had to work together to tally the highest percentage of walks on the school journey.
Safer Journeys Officer James Sutton said: “The walk to school challenge is an excellent opportunity for parents, carers and children to enjoy quality time together and reduce the number of cars on the roads as well as keeping safe, fit and healthy.”
If you have any road safety concerns or questions please contact the Safer Journeys Team on the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.co.uk/saferjourneysinmedway.com
The team can also be contacted via email: travel.safety@medway.gov.uk or by phone on 01634 333333.