11:00am Sunday 12th May 2013
MORE than 50 pupils from Caerleon Endowed Junior School travelled to school on two feet rather than four wheels on Wednesday morning [MAY 8], as part of a nation-wide initiative called the Big Walk.
Parents dropped their children off at the Hanbury pub car park, after the school gained permission from the owners, where they were supervised by six members of staff on their 15-minute walk to school.
The initiative is designed to give children who live further away an opportunity to join in with a walk to school, and cut congestion on Caerleon's one-way system during rush hour.
Emma Kelly who teaches at the school said they hope it will be the first of many events, and they plan to take part in Walk To School week starting May 20.
"We were pleased that more than a fifth of the children turned up," she said.
"The children wore hi-vis vests because the walk is part of the Safer Journeys scheme, run by Sustrans, and we have pledged to encourage children to walk to school."
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