A primary school in Kent last month celebrated the 16 anniversary of its walking bus scheme.

Walking buses in the county are part of the Walk to School campaign by KM, a local newspaper, which require pupils to wear hi-visibility clothing as they walk to school accompanied by adult volunteers.

The head teacher of Minster CE Primary School, Wendy Stone, told KM: ‘Our children really do benefit from walking to school every day. On top of that it also helps with the problems that all schools have nowadays regarding congestion around the school.’

The school presented pupils with vouchers for an ice-skating rink as a reward for their commitment to the scheme.