Students up to speed on how to Bus it Safe

YOU won't see St Joseph's Catholic Primary School students Alyssa Mole or Reece Ostrofski acting up on the school bus.

The two youngsters know much better.

The pair were among hundreds of Ipswich students who have been steered towards responsible bus behaviour through a program delivered to primary schools across the region.

The initiative, called Bus it Safe, provides students with the skills they need to travel safely on buses to and from school each day.

It brings a bus out to the schools and covers safety training, which includes waiting for a bus to the consequences of unsafe behaviour on buses.

Ipswich City Council City Infrastructure Committee chairwoman Councillor Cheryl Bromage said the program empowered students to become safe travellers.

Cr Bromage said it gave kids skills that they could take into adult life.

The program had been incorporated into the council's Healthy Active School Travel program.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School principal Martin Lewis said Bus it Safe had proved to be a fun and interactive way for students to be taught some vital safety information.

"We are keen to see our students ride the buses in a safe and responsible way," Mr Lewis said.

"Hopefully they will be able to recall the messages they have received from the Bus it Safe presenters and apply them as they travel to and from school each day."

Students' expected behaviours:

  • Hail the bus and wait in an orderly manner
  • Respect other people and their property
  • Store all objects safely
  • Follow the driver's safety instructions

 

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