Schools go­ing the ex­tra mile on green travel

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

Top schools in the bor­ough have been recog­nised for their ef­forts in lit­er­acy, green travel, and road safety.

Those gen­er­at­ing ex­cite­ment about read­ing through Buster’s Book Club re­ceived a Lit­er­acy Mark while schools striv­ing to re­duce school-run traf­fic were hon­oured with Plat­inum Pledge cer­tifi­cates.

The big win­ners were Kingswood Pri­mary School, Tiger Pri­mary School, and St Fran­cis Catholic Pri­mary School who each re­ceived a plat­inum level Lit­er­acy Mark and a Plat­inum Pledge.

Slade Pri­mary School and Sta­ple­hurst School each took a gold level Lit­er­acy Mark award and a Plat­inum Pledge cer­tifi­cate.

A Plat­inum Lit­er­acy Mark went to Hever CE Pri­mary.

The ac­co­lades were pre­sented at a cer­e­mony staged by the KM Char­ity Team at the Mer­cure Maid­stone Great Danes Ho­tel.

Win­ners were com­mended by walk to school and lit­er­acy sup­port­ers in­clud­ing Kre­ston Reeves, Kent County Coun­cil, Ro­tary South East, Kent Commu-

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