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Bexley schoolchildren win tickets to visitor attractions through green travel scheme

PUBLISHED: 14:12 05 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:12 05 December 2017

Willow Bank Primary School and Gravel Hill Primary School at Leeds Castle, Maidstone. Picture: Martin Apps

Willow Bank Primary School and Gravel Hill Primary School at Leeds Castle, Maidstone. Picture: Martin Apps

Simon Dolby

Schoolchildren bagged themselves tickets to two top visitor attractions by beating the competition in a green travel schem

Mia Baker and Rusne Sovaite, eight, from Gravel Hill School at Leeds Castle, Maidstone. Picture: Martin AppsMia Baker and Rusne Sovaite, eight, from Gravel Hill School at Leeds Castle, Maidstone. Picture: Martin Apps

Pupils from Bexley schools won prizes in contests run by children’s charity School Inspirational Services.

Laburnum Class from Willow Bank Primary School, Seacourt Road, finished top in the first walk to school challenge, taking away passes to medieval stronghold Leeds Castle, Maidstone.

Penguins Class from Gravel Hill Primary School, Watling Street, were crowned champions for the next competition, winning tickets to Planet Ice – formerly known as the Silver Blades ice skating rink.

The events were organised by School Inspirational Services as part of its Green Footsteps scheme, which promotes eco-friendly means of travel.

These contests saw thousands of children across Kent skip a car ride to school and walk instead, thus entering themselves into the prize giveaways.

Simon Dolby, chief executive of the charity, said: “All of the winning schools deserve a big pat on the back for their efforts in motivating pupils to be kinder to the environment and take more exercise.”

Following their wins, representatives from each successful class attended a celebratory event at Leeds Castle to receive their prizes, as well as framed certificates for their schools to display.

They were congratulated by the charity’s mascot Buster Bug and supporters from Countrystyle Recycling, Eurostar, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Orbit housing association, and Golding Homes.

Author Anthony Cooper also gave away copies of his book The Curious Tale of the Dodo to pupils.

Other schools keen to get their green efforts into the spotlight are encouraged to apply for School Inspirational Services’ 2018 Green School Awards.

Run in conjunction with Golding Homes, the scheme recognises environmental achievements, anything from teaching pupils about nature to encouraging recycling.

The deadline for nominations is midnight on Sunday, December 10, and teachers, staff, governors, parents and volunteers can apply.

Winners will be selected from each Kent borough, plus Bexley and Bromley, in four categories. Visit schoolinspirationalservices.co.uk for more.

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