Schools 'on the route' of Abellio Buses

Schools 'on the route' of Abellio Buses

Activities with schools are well and truly ‘on the route’ of Abellio Buses and part of ‘Abellio’s Bus in the Communities’ programme.

On two successive days the bus operator took a group of year 6 pupils on an outing and a bus to the playground of another school for an hour long presentation to students.

The outing was for 34 year 6 pupils from Harris Primary Academy, Peckham Park, to the Natural History Museum which brought praise from the year 6 team.

“It was a lovely experience. The driver Trevor Cameron was very patient, courteous and engaged well with the children. He was on time both in the morning and in the afternoon. It made for a great day out,” said the academy.

And they have requested the same driver for a London sightseeing trip.

Thirty five year 6 pupils from the Harris Academy will also be boarding an Abellio bus for a future theatre visit. They will be seeing the Lion King at the Lyceum, Aldwyche.

An Abellio Surrey bus driver, Peter Martin, took a bus to Stanwell Fields Primary School where Customer Care Officer Janet Cameron gave a presentation on bus awareness and safety issues to 65 children aged 10 and 11.

Said Janet: “The visit was excellent and really enjoyable for all involved. The 65 children seemed really interested and engaged in our presentation and hopefully it will make them feel much happier about using the bus. We also gave out goody bags with lots of information about using the bus.”

Said Jan Walsh, a year 6 teacher: “Both myself and Tracy Brown thought that your visit was excellent for the children. So many of them will be using the bus in the future and it was good for them to learn the protocols that will keep them safe whilst travelling and to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Abellio Surrey has also issued a taster trip voucher allowing parent and child to try the bus for free over the summer so that they can be certain of the journey options available to them before the new term starts.

Jan Walsh said: “The free passes for a dummy run in the summer are a great idea. The children certainly enjoyed the goody bags too.”

As well as the above two, staff from Abellio’s Beddington depot in Croydon will be taking a bus along to a forthcoming school fete at Launcelot Primary, Downham, Bromley.

Under supervision, children will be allowed to sit in the driver’s seat and will be given ‘goody bags’ that include Albellio bands, pens, pencils, writing pads and a quiz.


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