Tiny Tots becoming bus wise
Published: Tuesday, 29 August 2017
The "red team" is actually George Pre-primary's Grade R Yellow Class, all excited and ready to go for their bus trip. Each child received a lanyard with a special card that reads, "I was on the GO GEORGE bus", as well as a GO GEORGE drawstring bag. On the right is teacher Collette Rossouw who clearly inculcated the GO GEORGE rules of conduct in the kids. All the answers were correct when she asked them about proper behaviour on the bus.
A new generation of bus-wise tots is being raised in George. Numerous nursery schools, crèches and pre-primary classes have incorporated GO GEORGE into their transport curriculum, taking the little ones on a bus trip for practical experience.
GO GEORGE has staff ready to assist teachers in planning and arranging these trips so that the children may board a bus near their schools, if possible, and to fit in with the fixed bus schedule. A staff member or two will always accompany the groups to supply interesting information about the bus service and answer any questions. A very interesting question that came up with George Pre-primary’s Grade R Yellow Class last week, was whether the cameras inside the bus will see if you pick your nose.
Anyone needing help with planning such an outing is welcome to phone the GO GEORGE Call Centre on 0800 044 044 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Lamberts from the GO GEORGE communications team explains to the Grade R Yellow Class of George Pre-primary what the information on the bus stop sign board means. They took all the instructions to heart as all hands shot up to indicate to the driver to stop when their bus approached.
The George Pre-primary Grade Rs were intrigued to learn from Karen Lamberts (GO GEORGE communications team) that the textured paving at the bus stop helps sight-impaired people to navigate their way onto the bus.
The Grade 0 class from Glenwood House traveled to the Botanical Gardens by bus as part of their current theme, “My city, George”. With a GO GEORGE bus stop situated right at the Gardens, this is a popular destination for school groups wanting to go for an outing on the bus.
It was a very cold and windy day when Glenwood’s group of 44 Grade 0 learners ventured out to the Botanical Gardens by bus. Not put off at all, teacher Samela Fuzile and Madison Potterton were buttoned up warmly for the event.