Students learn vital bus safety life skills
It was all smiles and giggles for Kindergarten students at Nambucca Heads Public School recently as they had fun learning about bus safety, just in time for Bus Safety Week!
Assistant Principal Leah Miller booked the Busways’ session to help teach the school’s newest students how to be safe on and around buses.
“It’s so important that students learn these lessons as buses are big heavy vehicles that are always around schools,” Ms Miller said. “The safety lesson for our kindergarten students was highly engaging, the kids loved it and took home some real tips!”
Busways offers the free incursions to any primary school within our service areas. Sessions were developed in consultation with teachers and are tailored to align with learning outcomes under the NSW school syllabus.
“Buses are common around schools, so whether a child catches the bus or not, it's important they learn the key principals to keep them safe around buses,” said Donna Frith, Head of Marketing and Customer Experience at Busways.
“The key bus safe behaviours are to stand away from the curb; hold on in the bus while the bus is moving; buckle your seatbelt if there is one; and for wait for the bus to leave before crossing the road’,” Ms Frith said.
“We always urge parents to meet their primary school aged child on the same side of the road as the school bus. It’s heart wrenching if a young child alights from the bus, gets excited to see their parent across the road, and runs in front of the bus into traffic, where oncoming cars simply cannot see them.”
Primary schools served by Busways buses can find out more or book a Busways’ free Bus Education Program at http://www.busways.com.au/ bus-education-program