Walk to School Month with Pengam Walking Bus
Pupils throughout Caerphilly county borough are celebrating International Walk to School Month this October, with 5,000 pupils ditching the car and walking to school.
23 Caerphilly schools are currently taking part in the global event, with classroom charts and prizes awarded to each school from Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Road Safety Team.
Walking buses have also proven very popular during Walk to School Month, as well as Junior Road Safety Officers from Tyn-Y-Wern, Pengam and Crumlin Primary Schools producing presentations in assembly to promote walking within their respective schools.
Cllr Tom Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways, Transportation and Engineering said: “By making the effort and walking to school, pupils are doing their bit to help the environment by reducing their carbon footprint. Walking regularly also helps to keep pupils fit and active which is important for their wellbeing. Well done to everyone who is taking part in Walk to School Month”.