Walking bus sings its way to school each day

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Meet the Conniburrow walking bus - the convoy that sings its way to school each morning.

The scheme was launched last October to cut down on traffic congestion outside Conniburrow school.

Led by volunteers and with MK councillor Pauline Wallis bringing up the rear, the children walk to school in high visibility jackets holding on to special equipment provided by the Co-op.

Volunteer Claire Bennett manages the traffic but most drivers immediately let the ‘bus’ cross in front of them.

Councillor Wallis said: “There is no stress for parents trying to find somewhere to park in order to drop children off in cars. There are fewer cars at the school gate and we all enjoy the walk.

She added: “We have been singing songs as we walk along which the children enjoy and so do I. “

The children are dropped off in classrooms just as they would be if a parent took them to school.

The organisers of the walking bus are now hoping other schools will follow suit.