Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ABC Wednesday: Letter B

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Technically, this is not a bus. To be precise, this is the route of a walking school bus. Schools encourage children to walk to school. Parents volunteer to walk with the kids. The parents wear reflective vest and some of them hold flags.

One Wednesday, the schools were encouraged to get the children to walk to school. My school participated and was given a commendation by the council.

I joke with my kids that sometimes I take bus No. II, this joke goes back a long time ago. The II looks like a pair of legs, so when you take bus NO. II, it means you walked.


Sylvia K said...

What a great program for kids and teachers, Ann! And a great subject for the B day! Hope the rest of your week goes well!


Jama said...

Walking is a great exercise!

Regina said...

Nice waking Ann.
Great post.
Happy Wednesday.

Reader Wil said...

Such a great idea! Walking is good! We call walking :"taking the "leg waggon"!"

Roger Owen Green said...

there was a local case (Saratoga, NY, USA) of a school district DISCOURAGING a boy from riding to school on his bike, even though he was riding with his MOTHER. They said it was for safety reasons. Silly stuff.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! – Ramblin’ with Roger

Ah Ngao said...

i saw this walk-to-school during my recent Perth trip.i think its the one you're talking about.i saw a large groups of school children,leadered by their teachers,holding flags but not wearing any vest,walking on the street. yeah,...may be we're distant cousins...hehehe.my parents brought us to Kuching at a kindy age.my father's side relatives,my cousins are all in Sibu.a few migrated to Kuching.this coming Ching Ming,most probably im going back to Sibu to "pie pie" my ah Yay & ah Ma.

Rune Eide said...

A Bus-walk at Balmoral - nice Idea!

PS I once passed Balmoral castle in Scotland, but tourist were not allowed in since the Queen was expected. We had to "settle" for the nearby Braemar castle - which was nice.

Tania said...

Jepp, it`s great to walk!:-) Nice post for B!

Carver said...

I used to walk my daughter to school a lot when she was little and her school was near our house. Good exercise for both of us. I love the idea of the number II bus.

Nydia said...

What a good thing! Every city should adopt it! I try to want as much as possible -0 which is easy, since I don't have a car, and everything is so close to take a bus. Great post!

Kisses from Nydia.

Cheryl said...

I think its a wonderful idea, walking to school! I used to and I survived!! Nowadays kids ride the bus who live within site of the school! And instead of walking to bus stops, the bus stops at just about every driveway! Its too bad. So many children don't get any exercise that is truly needed.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, that's wonderful! I always walked to school and it was a long way. Seemed okay to me!