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Those red class jambusters are so green!

PUBLISHED: 10:57 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:58 07 July 2010

Dereham's young jambusters from Dereham Church Infant School.

Dereham's young jambusters from Dereham Church Infant School.

It was probably the most miserable week of weather so far this winter.

But that didn't put off determined children from Dereham Church Infant School from proving how healthy and safety conscious they are as they took part in a county-wide scheme to cut down on traffic congestion.

It was probably the most miserable week of weather so far this winter.

But that didn't put off determined children from Dereham Church Infant School from proving how healthy and safety conscious they are as they took part in a county-wide scheme to cut down on traffic congestion.

Jam Busters proved a big hit among the children, who walked, cycled and rode their scooters to school and competed to see which class was the most “green.”

During a special assembly on Monday, there was a big cheer from the Red Class as they were announced as the winners, achieving almost a 90pc rate of healthy ways of getting to school.

All members of the class got special fluorescent orange bags as prizes.

Headteacher Karen Gay told the children: “You have all done absolutely brilliantly. It was a horrendous week of weather but there have been some fantastic results.”

She said the children had really taken ownership of the idea and made great efforts.

Dereham Church Infant School was one of 67 schools in Norfolk taking part in the Jam Buster initiative.

Others participating included Dereham Nicholas Junior, Scarning Primary, Neatherd High in Dereham, Hockering Primary and Walsingham Primary.

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