With the launch of its SensiBus toolbox, PostBus wants to raise awareness among children and young people of the correct use of Postbuses and public transport.
Going to school alone for the first time on the Postbus: a very special experience, also for Theo and Mia, whose story is told in the book “Theo and Mia out and about”. In colourful pictures, children experience the big day first hand, at the same time getting to know the most important rules for behaviour on public transport.
Working together with the PostDoc school service, PostBus launched the SensiBus toolbox with the aim of raising awareness among children and young people of the correct use of Postbuses and public transport. The toolbox consists of three teaching modules, the “Theo and Mia out and about” picture book, a PostBus children's song and SensiGame, an electronic educational game. The teaching modules and game are geared to the appropriate age and level and have a range of different focus areas and levels of difficulty. SensiBus is available in German, French and Italian and is free of charge for teachers. To flesh out the topic, PostBus mediators can be ordered for classroom work.
The “Theo and Mia out and about” picture book is particularly successful. As they read, the children have repeated opportunities to influence what happens, for example by deciding whether Theo and Mia should cross the road at the pedestrian crossing behind or in front of the Postbus. The consequence of each decision is then shown on the back. The picture book is also suitable for the teaching of road safety in kindergarten and primary school.
Our mediators visit around 200 classrooms annually, raising awareness among 5,000 children.
Célia Cressier, Head of School Transport, PostBus Switzerland Ltd