Pupils from Ystrad Mynach and Pontllanfraith lend a helping green hand
News | | Published: 11:00, Thursday January 28th, 2016.
Pupils from two primary schools have been busy helping to make their local environment better.
A group of 45 children from Ystrad Mynach Primary recently braved the elements to plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs in their school grounds, local woodland and Ystrad Mynach Park. The children also took part in a litter pick around Ystrad Mynach.
Meanwhile, a group of 25 pupils from Penllwyn Primary School, in Pontllanfraith, have also been busy transforming an area of scrubland outside their school grounds by again planting hundreds of daffodil bulbs.
Lisa Lewis headteacher of Penllwyn School, said, “The pupils should be very proud of their efforts. They showed real enthusiasm and interest in helping to make their local area a cleaner, greener, better place.”
Cllr Nigel George Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure services said “It is great to see our younger generation do their bit to make our environment a better place. The pupils of Ystrad Mynach Primary School should be very proud of their fantastic efforts.”
He added: “I would like to thank the pupils from Penllwyn Primary for braving the elements and helping to spruce up their local environment.”
The two clean-up events are part of a series of improvement sessions being carried out by schools and community groups with the backing of Caerphilly County Borough Council and the Welsh Government.