Ynystawe Primary School, based in Swansea, have a lot to be proud of this week. Their efforts in promoting active travel to school were rewarded with a Sustrans Bronze School Mark Award along with successfully renewing their Platnum Eco Flag from Eco Schools Wales.
A Sustrans Bronze School Mark is awarded to schools that have worked to bring about organisational, cultural and behavioural changes which help the school community choose to travel in more active and sustainable ways.
“ Ynystawe pupils and staff have been a delight to work with. The school reduced the number of pupils usually coming by car from 75% to 30%. ”
The award was presented by Roger Dutton, Sustrans Schools Officer, who said:
"Ynystawe pupils and staff have been a delight to work with. The school reduced the number of pupils usually coming by car from 75% to 30%. This was managed by parents dropping off their children at Ynystawe Park, which they could walk through to get to school. With the building of a new shared path by Swansea County Council which links the school to National Cycle Network 43, there is scope for a further reduction in car use and an increase of all the benefits that will bring."
Additionally, the school was visited by Matthew Bunt from Eco School Wales who renewed the school’s Platinum Eco Flag.
Well done to all the children and staff for their tireless commitment to eco issues and active travel.