Walking bus celebrates 10th birthday

Court de Wyck Church of England Primary School in Claverham is celebrating a decade of supporting children and families to get to school safely as their walking bus turns 10 years old next week.

Each school morning the walking bus, which was set up with help from North Somerset Council, makes its way to the school by walking a safe route along Bishops Road. It is made up of 10 to 12 children and supervised by volunteers from the local church.

Over the years the walking bus has helped to reduce the amount of traffic around school and promote healthy lifestyles. It also allows children to practise their road safety skills and makes sure that the children arrive promptly for school.

To mark the occasion children and volunteers will be presented with a certificate by North Somerset Council’s road safety and sustainable travel team at a school assembly next week.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader and executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “Congratulations to Court de Wyck Primary School and the dedicatedĀ  volunteers who have helped make the walking bus an everyday part of school life. This is a great achievement and marks the positive contribution that the community makes to road safety and sustainable travel.”

Schools interested in setting up a walking busĀ  can get more information from the council’s road safety and sustainable travel team on 01934 426 629.