Medway School walkers clock up the miles


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As part of ‘International Walk to School Month’ 19 Medway schools took part in the Hedgehog Hike and Social Netwalk Challenges.

The results are now in and the schools triumphed with impressive efforts and increased the level students walking.

The challenge saw school communities to come together and complete as many walks or cycle trips as possible.

This information was collected on a daily basis by each class. At the end of the month, schools calculated their overall average percentage of pupils walking to school each day.

Burnt Oak Primary School, Gillingham championed in first place with 92% of pupils walking during October 2014 and were declared the winners the Hedgehog Hike 2014.

English Martyrs RC Primary School, Frindsbury received a special commendation for most improved school when they saw 56% of pupils walking over the duration, an 19.9% increase compared to a previous walk to school result.

Greenacre Academy, Chatham achieved 76% of students walking on their school journey and achieving the highest percentage within the secondary school Social Netwalk challenge.

The full table of results is:

School name Primary or secondary school Percentage of total pupils that walked
1 Burnt Oak Primary Primary 92%
2 St James CE Primary Primary 82%
3 Oaklands Federation Primary 81%
4 Walderslade Primary Primary 80%
5 All Saints CE Primary Primary 77%
6 Greenacre Academy Secondary 76%
7 Bishop of Rochester Academy Secondary 74%
8 St Mary’s RC Primary Primary 71%
9 Napier Primary Primary 71%
10 Bligh Infants Primary 69%
11 Greenvale Infants Primary 69%
12 St Nicholas CE Infants Primary 68%
13 Maundene Primary 67%
14 Balfour Infants Primary 63%
15 English Martyrs RCP Primary 56%
16 Wainscott Primary Primary 55%
17 Hempstead Infants Primary 53%
18 St Augustine of Canterbury Primary 42%
19 St William Perth RCP Primary 27%


The winning schools have each been visited by the Medway’s Principal Road Safety Officer and presented with a specaial certificate.

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