Schools welcoming Georgie back

A group of toddlers flocking to greet and talk to the GO GEORGE mascot, Georgie. The mascot looks like a bus, with a friendly face and huge eyes. The little ones are not wearing face masks.

Grade RR learners from George South Primary School flocking to greet and talk to the GO GEORGE mascot, Georgie. (The wearing of masks is not mandatory for children under the age of 6.)

After two years of restricted contact with learners, schools in George are slowly opening their doors to carefully planned visits from the GO GEORGE communications team and, of course, the popular mascot Georgie.

With all the necessary Covid-19 safety precautions in place, Georgie and his team set out on a wide tour of pre-primary classes and primary schools during March. They were welcomed with loud cheering and singing, and eager young minds ready to learn about public transport, that all-important Smart Card, pedestrian safety near the buses and how to behave on the bus. The topic of vandalism was also addressed in an age-appropriate manner.

The bus-shaped photo banner with windows to peep through is a firm favourite among the little ones – that is after first giving Georgie a hug, of course.

Any organisation or school interested in a visit from GO GEORGE can phone the GO GEORGE Call Centre on 0800 044 044 to request contact from the communications team.

A group of toddlers listening to GO GEORGE staff and the mascot Georgie.

The 4- and 5-year-olds at Joey’s Babies in Rosemoor were completely intrigued by Georgie and his friendly teammates who came to tell them more about the GO GEORGE buses. (The wearing of masks is not mandatory for children under the age of 6.)

 

Three children of about 10 years old are peeping through the cut-out windows of a bus-shaped banner held by two women in blue and green costume and colourful wigs.

A very safe ride on the bus! George South Primary School’s Grade 4 learners enjoyed peeping through the open windows of the GO GEORGE bus banner.

 

A large group of toddlers in bright blue t-shirts, wearing bright green GO GEORGE sun visor caps. With them are the GO GEORGE mascot and staff members in bright costume. In the middle of the group a few kids are peeping through the cut-out windows of a bus-shaped banner. The little ones are not wearing face masks.

GO GEORGE has developed programmes to reach different ages of school learners with information about the bus service, how to behave on the bus and how to be safe around the bus. Mascot Georgie has become a favourite among the youngsters, with the bus banner also providing lots of fun, as can be seen with this group of Grade RR learners from George South Primary School. (The wearing of masks is not mandatory for children under the age of 6.)

 

A large group of children of about 10 years old, wearing school uniform and bright green GO GEORGE sun visor caps. With them are the GO GEORGE mascot and staff members in bright costume. In the middle of the group a few kids are peeping through the cut-out windows of a bus-shaped banner.

The Grade 4 learners of Kretzenshoop Primary School listened with great attention to the information about the bus service. They were joined by acting principal, Mr Elton Titus (at the back), to pose for a photo with Georgie and the GO GEORGE bus banner.

 

A group of grade 4 learners sitting on a sports field, addressed over a microphone by a lady in blue costume and a blue wig.

The Grade Rs of George South Primary School enjoyed an outdoors visit with the GO GEORGE team, learning about the bus service and how to behave on and around the bus to ensure a safe ride. (The wearing of masks is not mandatory for children under the age of 6.)


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