Risca Comprehensive School will hold a dog walk at Cwmcarn Forest to raise funds for its Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) unit.
The walk will take place on Sunday, April 7, and coincides with World Autism Awareness Week.
All are welcome to the event, which begins at 10.45am at Cwmcarn Forest car park.
The ASD unit at the school currently has 15 pupils, aged between 11 and 16, who receive support and learn key skills.
Funds raised at last years’ Walkies For Autism helped to develop the centre’s life skills suite and provide a new kitchen area.
This years’ funds will go towards buying the school a new greenhouse, a seating area, plant seeds and to help complete the calming area in the nurture garden.
Risca Comprehensive head teacher John Kendall told Caerphilly Observer: “I’m delighted members of our community have organised another Walkies for Autism after last year’s success, and I hope it will now become an annual event on our school calendar. Thank you to everyone involved.”
Nick Rutter, who is organising the event, said: “This is the second Walkies for Autism event at Cwmcarn Forest. The aim of the walk is to have fun, raise funds and raise awareness during Autism Awareness Week.”
Principal teacher at the ASD unit, Deb Howells, said: “It’s amazing to see the whole school come together for the pupils in the ASD unit.
“One strength of the school is the awareness and support of pupils with autism.
So many parents and students support us and mainstream pupils talk to and engage with the ASD pupils.”
To sign up for the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/2310673025859380.