Isely Welcomes the Safety Dog Bus Tour

Isely Welcomes the Safety Dog Bus Tour

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We are at Isely Elementary this morning, celebrating our nationwide Safety Dog Bus Tour, celebrating school
bus safety with the elementary
students here today. We do this every year at the beginning of the school year. We partner up with districts throughout the country and this year we’re
visiting Wichita. BUS DRIVER: “There’s a
yellow handrail. I need everybody to
hold on to the handrail as they go up the
steps, alright? Alright, let’s load.” So the first thing they’re
gonna do is get on the bus and take a tour of the bus
and learn our safety rules. You know, how to sit on the bus,
how to speak on the bus, what volume level, what’s
appropriate behavior on the bus. We make it a fun little
tour of a school bus. And then we go inside, they get
to sign a bus safety pledge and then they get their picture
taken with Safety Dog, our safety mascot. And there’s other
activities in there, a lot of picture taking, a lot of coloring
going on in there. Good, good fun. BUS DRIVER: “That’s
how we get off the bus
safety, guys. Exactly like that.” Many of these elementary
students haven’t gotten to ride a school bus yet,
but as they advance through through their education,
middle school, high school, they may have to
ride a bus, so it’s important for them to
realize what the rules are. It gives us the opportunity
to talk about bus safety. Not only do we do we
settle the kids down and relieve some
questions they might have, but it’s also for the parents to
feel comfortable, as well. They need to realize that and feel comfortable
with a bus ride, which is 70 times safer
than a passenger car, ten times safer than walking. It really is the safest mode of
public transportation. MS. RIVEROS: “Wow! So you
go home by bus? And when you ride the bus, do you go back-to-back,
seat-to-seat?” Kids are excited. It’s fun to see, it’s fun to
watch them interact with our
mascot. Lots of hugs and a lot of
questions going on as well, since they’re not familiar
with bus riding yet either. TEACHER: “Boys
and girls turn around and
say thank you.” CLASS: “Thank you!”

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