Gorse Hill Walking Bus Launch

I am very excited to be able to tell you more about the Walking Bus.

From Monday 16th April the bus will operate from 8am each day with the aim of arriving at school before 8:30am. It will have familiar staff members who will be leading the bus from two different places in Gorse Hill. There is no charge for this service.

The reasons for providing this service is:

  • to help parents get to work on time knowing that their children are being supervised whilst walking to school
  • to reduce traffic around the school area
  • to help get children into school on time
  • to give children some independence in a safe and well supervised environment

The children will need to be booked onto the bus by an adult each week so that we can make sure we have the correct supervision each day. To make this happen successfully we do need some volunteers to help with the walking. If you are able to help with this one or more days per week, it would be useful and appreciated.

So you are able to see where the Walking Bus is operating from there will be a map on display all morning in the Mobile on Friday 23rd March. You will be able to ask questions, sign up your children and volunteer your help if you wish.

This is an exciting opportunity for parents and the school to come together to help reduce traffic and support each other in getting children safely into school on time. Please visit the display as your comments and support is very valuable to the success of this new initiative.

Debbie Marklove and staff


Gorse Hill School
Avening St,

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