I'm full of admiration for how the school continued and the teachers carried on. They gave their playtime to the pupils; they distracted them; they gave an element of normality. And the village needs to get back to that normality now.
The acting headteacher of Rhws Primary School has praised the community in the aftermath of yesterday's collision, which left five children and four adults injured.
As you can imagine, this situation has been extremely traumatic for all concerned.
All members of staff showed exceptional strength of character as they dealt with the rapidly changing situation, both at the scene of the accident and inside the school.
We are very proud of the way in which the whole school community pulled together under difficult circumstances.
– Acting headteacher Jan Morgan
Meanwhile, headteacher Louise Lynn has sent her best wishes to the school's lollipop lady Karin Williams, who was badly injured in the incident.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured, including our lollipop lady Karin Williams, who has a fantastic relationship with the children and is a treasured member of our school community.
We are so grateful for all the support we have received from the Vale council, who sent educational psychologists to the school and provided an extra school crossing patrol officer to help us to maintain our routine as much as possible at a very difficult time.
Councillor Jeff James is a governor at Rhws Primary School. He told ITV News this morning's incident was a 'shock', but said school leaders did as much as possible to reassure children and staff in the aftermath.