Walking to school on the up in Medway

12.00 | 13 June 2012 |

27 schools took part in Medway’s annual ‘Walk 2 Count Challenge’ during May, an increase of seven compared with last year.

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 their school journey.

St James’ CE Primary in Grain and Glencoe Juniors in Chatham were crowned winners, each achieving a walk to school percentage of 96.6% throughout the week.

Two secondary schools took part, Greenacre School and the Bishop of Rochester Academy (BoRA), with both achieving more than 70% of students walking.

James Sutton, safer journeys officer, 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.”

For more information contact Anna Hinde on 01634 332736.


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