Pupils put their best feet for­ward

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Countryfile -

A NEW school is re­ally set­ting the pace as it has launched a KM Walk­ing Bus.

Ash­ford Oaks Pri­mary School opened its doors in Septem­ber and has been quick off the mark to pro­vide chil­dren with a healthy and fun way of trav­el­ling in each day.

Fam­ily li­ai­son of­fi­cer Ali­son De­pledge has taken on the job of Walk­ing Bus co-or­di­na­tor and the bus has also been backed by Cllr Derek Smyth and Lip­scomb Volvo, both spon­sors of the scheme.

The Walk­ing Bus was of­fi­cially launched last month and Mrs De­pledge says that it is very pop­u­lar, adding: “It’s been a huge suc­cess and we have 23 chil­dren on board, rang­ing from nurs­ery chil­dren aged three to 10-year-olds in Year 6. Al­ready there is a wait­ing list and we would urge par­ents to vol­un­teer so that more chil­dren can join. They re­ally en­joy us­ing the Walk­ing Bus as they can walk with friends, learn about road safety and al­ways get to school on time.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on Walk­ing Bus, view www.kmwalk­toschool.co.uk or call the KM Walk to School team on 0844 2640292.

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