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All aboard the walking bus!
8:48am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A PRE-SCHOOL has opened its doors to primary school kids.
Ardleigh Pre-School, based in Ardleigh Village Hall, in Station Road, is now inviting parents of pupils who attend the village’s St Mary’s Primary School, to allow their little ones to join a ‘walking bus’ between the schools.
Primary school kids can be dropped off at the village hall from 8.15am every day and will join the ‘bus’, which leaves at about 8.45am to the Colchester Road primary school.
School bags travel in a trailer supplied by agricultural equipment specialist, Tuckwell’s, based in Ardleigh Hall.
The pre-school also offers a daily lunch club.
Jenny Scofield, pre-school business manager, said: “We know parents are under pressure in the mornings and we can help a little bit and take some of the weight.
“The kids seem to really enjoy the walk to school and, of course, they get to know how to walk around the village safely.”
To find out more about the pre-school, go to ardleighpreschool.co.uk or call 07092846384.
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