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A bus boost for children

CHILDREN at a Solihull school are putting their best feet forward and staying healthy and safe by taking part in a walking bus.

CHILDREN at a Solihull school are putting their best feet forward and staying healthy and safe by taking part in a walking bus.

Pupils and parents at Fordbridge Community Primary School have worked together to launch the human bus, which collects children from points in Fordbridge en route to school. The young passengers are accompanied by volunteer parents who act as conductors and drivers.

The bus is run alongside Kerbcraft training, which is organised by Solihull Council and has been introduced to the school for the first time this term.

The council’s road safety team has also worked with the school to make sure the walking bus is safe and that its passengers know what is expected of them.

Councillor David Jamieson, Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “Nothing is more important than the safety of our children and the walking bus will help immensely; not only will it teach pupils vital road safety lessons, but it also is a great way for them to start the day with some gentle exercise.”

For more information about Kerbcraft or walking buses, email twiggin@solihull.gov.uk or phone 0121 704 8306.

 

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