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Senior Key Account Manager, Julie Daniel joined hundreds of primary school pupils at the KM charity’s celebratory event, held at Leeds Castle, to celebrate the young winners of the green-travel and literacy challenges.

Pupils from primary schools across Kent, Medway and Bexley were presented with framed certificates and vouchers to either Wildwood Animal Park or the castle itself after winning county-wide challenges with the KM Charity Team initiatives Buster’s Book Club and Active Wow. Buster’s Book Club and Active Wow use a spirit of friendly competition to encourage children to read more at home and use green travel to get to and from school.

The children at the presentation were representing classes that won Buster’s Book Club and Active Wow challenges that took place either in the week before or the week after autumn half-term. The classes recorded either the highest percentage of children in their districts using green travel to get to and from school or the most home-reading minutes.

KM Charity Team acting general manager Karen Brinkman said: “Many congratulations to the winners of these challenges and thank you so much to everybody at Leeds Castle and the rest of our supporters joining us today. These children have applied themselves so conscientiously to Buster’s and Active Wow, showing impressive enthusiasm for green travel and reading.

“I’m sure their schools are reaping the dividends as a result, and I would urge other schools considering signing up to Buster’s to do so by December 1. Any that do will be entered into a free prize draw to win two tickets for the Eurostar.”

Commenting on the day, Julie said: “we would like to congratulate all of the students who have reached their green travel and literacy challenge goals. Countrystyle has supported initiatives by the KM Charity for over 5 years and it has been great to see so many pupils taking green travel seriously and caring for the environment on a local level.”

Also attending on the day were representatives from other supporting businesses including Active Wow supporters the Education People, Acorns Read and Grow, Buckland Media, Volker Highways, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Specsavers, Leeds Castle and Kent, Medway and Maidstone councils.

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