31 May 2012
Pupils from schools across the Caerphilly county borough have embraced Walk to School Week this year, with hundreds of students waking up to walking, benefiting their health and the environment. The council has helped two schools create new walking buses, which have joined the many well established walking buses that run across the borough already.
Ysgol Bro Sannan in Aberbargoed and Bryn Awel Primary in Rhymney have successfully encouraged almost 100 children to live healthier lives and walk to school as part of their new walking buses, which will continue throughout the year.
Ysgol Y Llawnt, in Rhymney, included 198 pupils in their walking bus while other primary schools across Caerphilly also saw substantial increases in walkers, ensuring that Caerphilly really is a happier and healthier place to live.
Cllr Tom Williams, Cabinet member for Caerphilly CBC for Highways, Transportation and Engineering, said, "The commitment of the youngest residents of our borough to make the world a happier and healthier place is a testament to their parents and schools. We can all follow in their example and walk instead of using the car for short journeys and continue to make Caerphilly a greener place to live, work and visit."
All of the schools involved held special assemblies during the week and handed out rewards to the pupils who took up the walking challenge.
For more information about the walking buses, please contact Susan Davies, the School Travel plan Co-ordinator on 01495 235402 or email email@example.com.
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