The Trottibus is a walking school bus project that allows elementary school children to walk to school together in the morning, accompanied by volunteers.
The Trottibus is a project involving the collaboration between parents, the school and the community. Setting it up in seven easy steps:
Conduct a survey
A little, a lot, or passionately? Find out the interest of parents in your school by conducting a survey (available upon request).
Form a committee
Two heads are better than one! Form a committee of at least two volunteers and get started.
Create the route(s)
What does the survey say? First, identify one or two routes. Then, plan stops and schedules.
Promote the project
Promote the project in classrooms, after-school services and public places in the neighborhood.
Inform parents when its time to register their children and get involved as volunteers.
Getting all volunteers together for the road safety training is also a great way for everyone to meet!
Be sure to invite all parents and the school principal to the official launch. And of course… have fun!