Safer Travels for Local Cubs & Scouts

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Earl Shilton Cubs & Scouts had a lesson in smarter, safer bus travel last week, when a team from Arriva Midlands joined them for a day of fun and facts on the buses.

As part of its ongoing initiative to promote the benefits of public transport to youngsters, Arriva joined forces with the local group to showcase just how much freedom bus travel could offer them, so long as they’re sure to travel safe and savvy.
During the interactive and informative session, Earl Shilton’s Cubs, Scouts and Explorers had chance to learn more about bus etiquette, drivers’ blind spots, getting on and off safely, and paying securely, before all hopping on board for a day out in the city centre.
Chris Ordish, from Earl Shilton Scout group said: Big thanks to Arriva for helping us with this its great to help teach our young people about different ways of helping with the environment by using public transport. For Some of our young people living out of the city it was there first time on a bus which as we all know can be scary but with the arriva angles helping them and showing them each step of the way was fantastic. Then with the Help of Arriva we got to explore the City in areas where we wouldn’t normally go.

To top it off all the money we spent on the bus was donated back to our group which is going towards our new scout hut build Fund. And the young people Gained load of badges by exporling new places. Looking Forward to working with Arriva to help role this out across the county

Simon Finnie, Area Managing Director for Arriva Midlands South, added: “Buses are a great way to get around, and with so many interesting and fun things based along many of our routes, it’s perfect for youngsters wanting a to go and gain a little bit of independence with their friends. We’re of course conscious that all our customers are able to travel safely with Arriva, and particularly where children are concerned, we want to offer their parents and guardians a little piece of mind that their loved ones are safe with us. That’s why we think it’s important to work with groups like Earl Shilton Cubs & Scouts to make sure that the younger generations are equipped with all the information they need to make sure they can get around without worry.”
For more information about Arriva Midlands, visit www.arrivabus.co.uk/midlands

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