St Mary Cray Primary Academy to host project day looking at improving the River Cray

PUBLISHED: 14:11 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 20 February 2017

River Cray

River Cray


The Orpington school will be visited by members of the Cray Forum who hope to implement a signposted River Cray heritage walk

An Orpington primary school will be hosting a special day to engage children with a project looking at improving the River Cray.

St Mary Cray Academy will be hosting its Cray Riverway Project Day on Friday, February 24 by teaming up with The Cray Form - a group of residents, organiasations and businesses seeking to improve the Cray Valley Community.

The forum’s Cray Riverway Project will focus on improving the River Cray corridor, its environment and adjacent land through the development and implementation of a River Cray corridor heritage walk to encourage visitors to the area.

The end result will be a sign-posted heritage walk, with ‘bus stops’, along the stretch of the River Cray corridor. A leaflet and map shall be produced to guide walkers along the route and to point out at each ‘bus stop’ the places of historical and other interest.

St Mary Cray Academy’s Cray Riverway Project Day will involve members of the Cray Forum project team attending the school and working with children to research the history and heritage of the area, with members also delivering an assembly and helping children produce flyers celebrating the project and the community. At the end of the day parents will come into classrooms to find out more about the project.

The Cray Forum say the improvements to the River Cray will complement and embrace the existing walks that already exist in Cray Valley, but will include other areas, landmarks, sites and historical facts not currently covered by those walks.

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