A school in Nantymoel is encouraging a healthier way of travelling for its teachers and pupils after securing funding from Pennant Walters. Nantymoel Junior School has received over £6,700 which has allowed the purchase and installation of a bike and scooter facility and already the school is reporting benefits. The bike and scooter facility, which was installed at the start of the autumn term, has already made an impact and now more than 20 pupils are using the facility each week.
Pennant Walters, a south Wales renewable energy company, provided the funding as part of its policy of ensuring local communities benefit from its investments. The funding was secured with the help of Chair of Governors and local Councillor David Owen.
Deputy Head Teacher at Nantymoel Junior School, Daniel Davies, explains:
“The funding from Pennant Walters has been gratefully received. Prior to having such a facility we didn’t have one pupil or teacher cycle to and from school. Now – just half a term into the year – we have more than 20 people cycling, with the number increasing each week.”
Chair of Governors and local Councillor David Owen said:
“The lack of cycling facilities at the school meant more traffic locally at peak times. The fact that we now have more than twenty regular cyclists is fantastic – we have less traffic around the school, plus the health implications speak for themselves. We look forward to using the facility for years to come.”