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School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils’ commute | BBC News

A primary school is leading the way to make the daily commute better for the environment and for pupils’ health.

When Ysgol Hamadryad opened in Cardiff, those in charge were determined that pupils would walk further than from a car outside the front gate.As well as cycling and scooter lessons, they made local roads unsuitable for parking and provide a walking bus for pupils to get to school.

Now the school has been invited to advise ministers and other schools.The drive to ensure every pupil travels to their lessons in a sustainable way means the air around the school has less traffic fumes and each child starts the day walking for around five to 10 minutes.

“I really hope ideas like the walking bus catches on and Ysgol Hamadryad can lead the way,” said head teacher Rhian Carbis.

“If we can do it here with a small staff, then anyone can do it.”

Read the full story on the BBC website: School run: How Cardiff primary is transforming pupils’ commute | BBC News

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