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Pupils from Victoria Primary School in Penarth have been learning about the benefits of bus travel thanks to a special visit from Cardiff Bus.

The municipally-owned bus operator visited pupils from year four to discuss the important role buses play in the local community, as well as the health, financial and environmental benefits of using a bus more often.

Cardiff Bus took one of its recently acquired Mercedes-Benz Citaros along to the school for pupils to familiarise themselves with and learn how to catch a bus safely. Bus supervisor Dave Padmore was also on hand to answer any questions the pupils had about buses.

Tina Taylor, Head Teacher of Victoria Primary School, said: “Buses and bus travel is something that really captures the interest of our pupils so it was great to get a visit from Cardiff Bus. It was a highly informative and stimulating learning experience. It gave those children who haven’t travelled on a bus the opportunity to familarise themselves and I would hope that all pupils now have the confidence to catch a bus safely.”

Carys Roberts, Marketing Assistant of Cardiff Bus, said: “As a company, we recognise the importance of buses to the local community, especially in transporting young people to schools and college. In a few years when these pupils leave primary school, many of them will start to use buses on their own, so it is important that they are familiar with how to use and behave on board.”