Bridgend MP visits local ‘silver school’

By Contributed Item in Local People

Bridgend MP Madeleine Moon visited Afon Y Felin Primary School last week to meet with Mrs Nicola Williams, headteacher to congratulate them all on achieving the Silver School Mark Award from Sustrans Cymru.

Mrs Moon was met on arrival by Mrs Williams, Mr Burnap (chair of governors), Mrs Bower with the Sustrans team, head girl Sophia and head boy Ben. She had a mini tour of the school, meeting year-6 pupils who were busy coding and programming their Ozobots, which was totally amazing to see.

Moving, the MP chatted to other pupils about STEM subjects and their visits to local companies SONY and Renfrews, where they discussed apprenticeships in engineering and IT for their future careers.

Mrs Moon said: “It was great to see the children busy enjoying the challenge of new concepts in information technology and thinking now of what careers they would like.

“A presentation was given by the Sustrans team of their journey to achieving the Silver School Mark from Sustrans, with stats showing the improvement in cycling, scooting and walking made to the school from the children and parents.

“They have a new bike shelter which keeps their bikes and scooters safe and dry, helped by funding from the Kenfig Trust.

“I was impressed with Afon Y Felin and their desire to carry on the work to achieve the next step, the Gold School Mark award.

“I am looking forward to returning in the autumn term for a question and answer session with the children about Parliament and my job as a Member of Parliament.”

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