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Storytime for Children at Barlow Hall Primary School

11 Oct 2016

Children at Chorlton’s Barlow Hall Primary School had story time come to life when their current school book, The Naughty Bus, was read to them on a Stagecoach Manchester bus. 

The story was read by the children’s teachers, after literacy lessons, drawing sessions and number recognition activities took place on board the double-decker.  The children, all aged four and five, then had their chance to ask questions about what it’s like to be a bus driver to Stagecoach employee John Atkinson.

Cath Lavelle, assistant head of early years, said: “The children have really enjoyed bringing story time to life and learning in different environments like this helps to keep our sessions fun and interesting. We’re very grateful for the support from Stagecoach and hope to run other learning activities like this in the future.”

Chris Bowles, Stagecoach Manchester managing director, said: “We like serving local communities and are more than happy to support the students and teachers at Barlow Hall Primary School with their interactive learning session. Our support has proved to be worthwhile as so many of them were really engaged in the activities.”