Pupils hop aboard new Walking Bus
A new Walking Bus is making its way around Ynysddu to help local children get to school safely.
Caerphilly’s road safety team is keen to encourage as many youngsters as possible to walk to school and schemes such as the Walking Bus are helping to get more pupils involved.
The new walking bus at Ynysddu Primary School was launched during National Walk to School Week (17-21 May), which is run by the charity Living Streets with funding from DfT.
John Farmer, head teacher, said: “The enthusiasm with which the whole school has approached initiatives introduced through the School Travel Plan has been fantastic.
“The children have been really keen to get involved and the Walk to the Future Team they have set up has generated some great ideas for running and promoting the Walking Bus.”
Most schools across the area have developed School Travel Plans which set out ways of developing safe routes to school from surrounding towns and villages. Investment has been provided for new walking routes, cycle paths and other measures to help create safe routes in the community.
For more information contact Susan Davies, school travel plan co-ordinator for Caerphilly County Borough Council on 01495 235402.
With 50 days to go until the first ‘European Day Without a Road Death’, TISPOL has published a video to suggesting ways for road users ways to get involved in the event.