All Aboard for the Walking Bus at Tynewydd Primary School
Tynewydd Primary School in Newbridge are the latest school in Caerphilly County Borough to take part in the walking bus initiative as part of International Walk to School Month.
Pupils were joined by staff, parents, the council’s road safety officer and Alfie the dog earlier this week as they set off on their first walking bus from the centre of Newbridge.
20 Caerphilly primary schools across the county have a walking bus and regularly hold assemblies and lessons to teach pupils about road safety.
Cllr Sean Morgan Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Well-being of future Generations Champion 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”.
Tynewydd Primary School head teacher Sarah Walters added “The walking bus is a great way to increase children’s activity levels whilst reducing the number of cars around the school. I’d like to thank the council’s road safety team for their help and support to get our walking bus up and running”.