SCARLETS players Ken Owen and Rhys Patchell are supporting International Walk to School Month.
Pupils from Brynteg School were invited to Parc y Scarlets to start their ‘walk to school’, where they were met by Captain Ken Owens and fly-half Rhys Patchell.
They were also joined by Council Leader Emlyn Dole, as well as local councillors Sharen Davies (Llwynhendy) and Deryk Cundy (Bynea), and not forgetting the council’s road safety mascot Gary GoSafe.
Every October, International Walk to School Month sees primary school pupils from across the UK join forces with children in more than 40 countries worldwide to celebrate the benefits of walking to school.
Cllr Dole said: “I was delighted to go along and walk to school with the children from Brynteg. Walking to school has a number of benefits for both pupils and parents, as well as the wider community.
“It is good fun, and a great way of getting regular exercise. It reduces traffic congestion and pollution, helps develop pedestrian and road safety skills and pupils arrive at school on time and more alert.
“Even if you can walk to school just once or twice a week, it will make a big difference – to your health and to the environment.”
Scarlets Community Manager Nia Lloyd said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the staff and pupils from Ysgol Brynteg to Parc y Scarlets as we helped launch Carmarthenshire County Council’s ‘Walk to School’ month.
“We support any initiative that encourages children and young people to participate in a healthier lifestyle. Walking to school is a great way of getting children active.”