Morebus has teamed up with us to help our youngsters familiarise themselves with the region’s bus services
The operator is providing a stationary vehicle, so students can practice the process of boarding and leaving, before they embark on a real journey.
Furzey Class Teacher Kathryn Webb commented
“This is an excellent opportunity for my class to learn the processes involved in travelling by bus,”
“For wheelchair users, boarding a bus, knowing where to sit – and then being able to disembark – is a real challenge. But it is well within their reach, with a little practice.
“Many of my students find change and new activities difficult and the chance to take part in a rehearsal is incredibly useful to them too.”
Morebus is keen to ensure its vehicles are accessible to all those living within the local community.
“We are very happy to provide a ‘practice’ bus for pupils at the Victoria Education Centre,” said Morebus communications manager, Nikki Honer.
“Offering youngsters the chance to familiarise themselves with the layout of the bus is important because it gives them a real sense of how the real thing will feel – but without the added pressure of other passengers on-board.
“I’m glad we’re able to provide assistance – and I hope this experience will ensure a number of new passengers feel they can travel on our buses without any barriers.”
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