About 180 students from schools across Parkes are participating in bus safety classes once again this month.
(min cost $8)
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The program, coordinated by NRMA Insurance, focuses on making bus safety fun for kindergarten aged children and advises parents on bus and road safety issues.
This includes classroom discussions, presentations and an educational bus ride to practice safety tips.
The program will visit four primary schools in Parkes and the surrounding areas from today, February 10 to February 28.
Lachlan Region NRMA Insurance proprietors Christine Hillis and Sarah Wardman said bus travel can be a daunting experience for school children - especially for the younger ones.
"Bus travel can be a daunting experience for school children, so the program aims to increase their confidence and ensure their trip to and from school is a safe one," Ms Wardman said.
"For most kindergarten students, this is the first time they have been on a bus, so we love being involved in helping them learn about road safety, and it's an invaluable skill that they will have for years to come."
Through the bus safety program children will learn to:
More information about the bus safety program is available by calling into the Parkes NRMA Insurance office on 6862 2200.
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