Kids learn bus safety on a field trip to the park

Kids learn bus safety on a field trip to the park

THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Hand in Hand Primary School students got a break from the classroom Tuesday morning to take a field trip on bus safety.

Kailyn Barwick, 5, said that she helped her classmates learn safety lessons on Tuesday.

"Be quiet and I pulled Melanie down and told her to be quiet and don't stand up on the bus," said Barwick.

Barwick said that sitting down while the bus is moving is important.

"Because you might fall off out of the window," explained Barwick.

Once the buses pulled out of the school, drivers told students to sit down, keep their voice low, and not to put their feet on the seats.

Thomas County has 3,000 bus riders to and from school everyday.

Not every student rides the bus but administrators said that it's important knowledge for kids to know.

"Every child is going to ride the school bus at some point in their school career. Even the non daily bus riders this is important," explained Director of Transportation and Pupil Services Scott James.

Once students rode around the block practicing the safety tips, they got off the bus to receive a surprise.

All in all, it was a fun field trip for students but an important safety lesson in the long run

The Thomas County School administrators said they are always hiring bus drivers.

Anyone interested in getting more information can call (229) 225-4380.

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