All aboard the school bus

Reception children and teachers with the Yellow Bus at St Peter’s School.

Young children had an exciting visit at their school when a Yellow Bus rolled into the playground.

The four and five year olds at St Peter’s school in Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth, had spent a term studying the theme of ‘transport’.

This was the ‘fantastic finish’ to the term and the children got to climb on board the bus and quiz the driver – and some even got to sit in the driver’s seat.

The school is also celebrating its 80th anniversary and is having a Mass at 2pm in the school theatre followed by a cream tea at 3pm on Saturday April 29 to celebrate it.

Fiona Harwood from Yellow Buses said: “To make the visit more special we took our History Bus which is decorated inside with photographs of our company’s history.

“The children had some excellent questions for our driver and I hope they learned about bus travel.”

David Todd, Headteacher, said: “We are celebrating our 80th anniversary this school year and we remember that St Peter’s has always drawn students from far and wide and they rely on a good public transport system to get to school on time.  

“Our relationship with Yellow Buses has always been positive and productive and we are grateful for their continued support.  There is a weekend of celebrations at St Peter’s Southbourne site and a reunion on Saturday 29 April.”

At the special 80th celebrations at least one of the original students from 1936 will be attending and hopefully other former students will visit us.