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Road Safety Wales award goes to local Head Teacher

Posted on : 15 Jul 2019

Road Safety Wales award goes to local Head Teacher
(From left to right) Cllr James Fussell (Chair of Governors), Lynn Griffiths (Head Teacher) and Susan Davies (Road Safety Projects Officer)

Mr Lynn Griffiths, Head Teacher of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili, has been gifted with the Road Safety Wales award.

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili was the first school in the area to launch the walking bus initiative and it was established with the aim of reducing the amount of traffic generated by the daily school run.

Now, 15 years on, the walking bus is stronger than ever with over 20 pupils participating every Friday morning. Not only does this reduce traffic but it leads to reduction in environmental problems by lessening the amount of cars on the road during peak times and it also improves the health and well-being of pupils.

Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure said, “Congratulations to Lynn Griffiths on his achievement. His dedication and enthusiasm for his walking bus is truly admirable. I am pleased that Caerphilly County Borough Council continues to support the development and operation of a number of organised walking busses across the county borough.”

Mr Lynn Griffiths, Head Teacher commented, “It is a great honour for our school to receive this prestigious award. Being a Platinum Accredited Eco School since 2015, we have always had a clear focus on the importance of sustainability and the need to encourage our school community and pupils to walk, scooter or cycle to school.

“To this end, we have established a highly effective walking bus which has been in existence for 15 years and it is pleasing that we still have between 20-30 pupils participating every Friday.”

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