Play bus in New Pitsligo

The first half of the New Pitsligo Nursery morning class before they go into the Play Bus.
The first half of the New Pitsligo Nursery morning class before they go into the Play Bus.

A bright purple bus arrived at a Buchan school playground recently.

The ‘Play, Talk, Read’ bus paid a visit to New Pitsligo School, where pupils from the Nursery class jumped on board for singing, games and other fun activities.

The second half of the New Pitsligo Nursery morning class before they go into the Play Bus.

The second half of the New Pitsligo Nursery morning class before they go into the Play Bus.

The initiative, which is designed for under-5s, encourages reading, communication and responses between young children and their patents and carers. The bus visits not only schools, but also shopping centres and leisure venues.

All of the activities featured on the bus are free, making it easier for parents and children to have a go at home.

Kathy Dunn led the fun sessions alongside Nursery teacher Elizabeth Barbour. Commenting, Mrs Barbour said: “The children have thoroughly enjoyed their experience on the bus, joining in songs and learning new skills.”

For more information, visit www.playtalkread.org