Ysgol Y Wern closer to mini bus target thanks to ASDA
PUPILS in a Swansea Valley school are closer to getting a new mini bus thanks to their local supermarket.
Ysgol Y Wern, in Ystalyfera, was presented with a £200 donation by Lisa Parry, community life champion at ASDA's Glanyrafon Road store, to help them reach their fundraising target of £16,000.
Gwilym Jones, headteacher at Ysgol Y Wern, said: "The school bus plays such a pivotal part of school life at Ysgol Y Wern, each morning I drive around the village and pick up around 40 children in time for breakfast club.
"Having the new bus will allow us to give the children experiences they wouldn't normally have, were currently making plans to take them to outdoor pursuits centres, concerts and even watch an ice hockey match.
"We're overwhelmed with the support from Asda Ystalyfera. It's wonderful to see the community come together to help us provide all we can for our pupils. We're eternally grateful for the store's ongoing support."
Lisa Parry said: "Everyone at the store has been eager to support Ysgol Y Wern ever since we heard about their fundraising efforts; we hope that the new bus will give them some great experiences outside of the classroom."