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St Clement’s School Nursery ‘on the buses’ with LibertyBus

St Clement’s School Nursery class joined LibertyBus for a private trip on one of our buses yesterday. The class of 30 children, aged between 3 and 4, are currently learning about transport.

Children learn about busesTheir trip took in a visit to Liberation Station, where they explored the building and were given tickets to hand to the driver when boarding the bus again at the Stand. They continued onto the harbour and finished their trip at the Airport.

Mrs Bravery, St Clement’s Nursery teacher said ‘The class have been looking at different sorts of transport and road signs and all the ways we move about, but what they really wanted to do was go on a proper trip on a real bus and it really was the pinnacle of several weeks’ work.

The trip on the bus to Liberation Station, the Harbour and Jersey Airport gave them an excellent opportunity to make sense of all the things they have been talking and learning about recently in class. The elevated position enabled them to notice more about their surroundings and was even more exciting to some of the children who have never been on a bus before.

What was interesting for the children was going through things like the tunnel, when the lights on the bus suddenly come on they all were really excited – and being able to give the children the tickets to give to the driver when boarding the bus at Liberation Station was excellent. The children really appreciated how different it was to what they usually are used to and hopefully will encourage them and their mums and dads to get on a bus more often. Their response was really enthusiastic.’

Paul Woodley, Controller/volunteer driver for the morning said ‘The children from St Clement’s School were an absolute delight to have in the Station and on one of our buses. It was such a pleasure to be able to help children learn more about transport on the Island’.

Francesca Rotheram, Marketing Manager said ‘We were delighted to support St Clements School with a free bus and volunteer driver for their trip. It is so important for the younger generation to learn about the Island’s transport links and also about sustainable public transport on the Island’.

 
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