Students Talulah Ratcliffe, Zoe Hood, Jessica Warren, Riley Blake and Jamie Petersen enjoy the safety lesson.
Students Talulah Ratcliffe, Zoe Hood, Jessica Warren, Riley Blake and Jamie Petersen enjoy the safety lesson.

Driving home lesson to kids

SCHOOL is back in session and Tweed students need to be aware of bus and road safety.

Students from Banora Point Primary School are now one step ahead of the safety game thanks to a session on bus safety held at their school last week.

The Year 1 and 2 students learned the ins and outs of bus conduct during a 40-minute session.

Banora Point Primary School stage one teacher Virginia Jenkins said the students were learning different aspects of road safety.

“This safety program is something we do every year,” Ms Jenkins said.

“It's an important program, especially at this time of year when all the bus routes are just getting started for the students.

“Many of these kids in grades one and two will be getting on the bus for the first time or have previously been heavily supported when they travel on the bus.”

Ms Jenkins said Brett Carroll from Surfside Buses had instructed the students on bus safety and etiquette.

“Brett and a real bus allowed all children to experience first-hand how to wait for a bus, get on and off the bus correctly and how to behaviour on the bus,” Ms Jenkins said.

She said students and teachers alike thanked the drivers for getting them to school and home safely.

During the bus safety demonstration the students were told to respect the drivers and reminded to always carry their bus passes.



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