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Tribute paid to bus death teacher

Fflur Bedwyr
Fflur Bedwyr made an 'immeasurable contribution' to her school

Tributes have been paid to a teacher, who died after a collision with a bus while walking in Cardiff city centre.

Fflur Bedwyr, 34, was known for her "wonderful, warm personality," said the head teacher of Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

A Facebook page has been set up in tribute and pupils said they are planning a memorial later.

Police have appealed for passengers on the number 17 bus involved in the collision on Tuesday to come forward.

It happened at 1500 BST near the junction of Cathedral Road and Castle Street, near the City Temple.

South Wales Police said a number of people on the bus, travelling from the city centre to Ely, may have witnessed the incident.

In a statement, the force said Ms Bedwyr had many hobbies which included touch rugby, skiing, running marathons, and travelling around the world.

Her commitment and enthusiasm made a tremendous contribution to the work of the school
Bryan Jeffreys, director of learning and development, Vale of Glamorgan Council

On Wednesday, pupils left tributes at the gates of Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg.

Headteacher Dylan Jones described her death a "great loss".

He added that Ms Bedwyr believed in education in the widest sense and was dedicated to the children and supporting them with their work.

"She had a wonderful, warm personality and was highly regarded by staff, pupils and parents," he said.

Pupils paid tribute to the popular teacher Fflur Bedwur with a memorial outside the school.

"She made an immeasurable contribution to both the school and the pupils' development and was one of the mainstays of the school. She will be greatly missed by all."

Bryan Jeffreys, director of learning and development at Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: "We extend our deepest sympathies to Fflur's family and friends. Fflur was held in the highest regard by all at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg where her commitment and enthusiasm made a tremendous contribution to the work of the school."

RE teacher Ms Bedwyr, who was originally from Cardigan, Ceredigion, was also an official with the Welsh teaching union Ucac.

Union General Secreteary Elaine Edwards said: "It's a tragic loss and first and foremost our thoughts go out at this time to her family.

Site of incident
The scene of the incident in the city centre was sealed off

"Our workers here (at Ucac's stand at the Eisteddfod) are very upset about it, she was very, very popular and highly regarded.

"She has been county secretary for many years and a member of our national council. She was very enthusiastic about her work and she will be sorely missed."

On the Facebook page, one person wrote: "R.I.P Miss bedwyr i member you teaching me RE 8 years ago in Glantaf u was the best RE teacher ever will be sadly missed xx".

Another said: "the whole reason i took r.e was because of Miss B. she was one in a million, always there for anyone and there to listen. im going to miss her SO much!"

There are also several tributes in Welsh. Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg is a Welsh medium secondary school.

Anyone on the bus or who may have witnessed the incident to contact the Eastern Roads Policing Unit on 02920 571600.



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