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Schools put best foot forward in walking challenge

Wednesday 5th January 2011

Burnt Oak Primary School in Gillingham triumphed as the overall winner of a walk to school challenge which resulted in 84.8% of its pupils taking to foot.

26 Medway schools took part in the 2010 Golden Boot Challenge, which was held in conjunction with the national ‘Walk to Work Month’ campaign. All participating schools will receive certificates from the council's safer journeys team.

Cllr Phil Filmer, Medway Council’s portfolio holder for front line services, said: “I would like to congratulate every school that took part in the challenge and hope it has encouraged more staff, children and parents to walk more frequently.

“The parking team works closely with the road safety team and all of our schools, keeping their surrounding roads clear and ultimately safer for those making their journey to and from school on foot.

“It is great to see such enthusiasm and an increase in the number of children walking, which in turn reduces the number of cars on our roads ­making a cleaner, safer and generally nicer environment to travel in.”

For more information contact Anna Hinde, Medway Council media officer on 01634 332562.

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That is me in the picture and I used to be chair council! I am very proud of our achievment!
Elizabeth Bernasko, England

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