The students walk to the nearest public transport stop with a teacher.
This is an entirely different initiative for this school located in a district with a school population of 2,500 children spread across 5 school units. The primary school mostly caters for children living a average of a dozen kilometres from the school.
For the past 14 years, the teachers have been escorting children at the end of school hours to the public transport stops. The project consists of organising "relief car parks" where parents can come and collect their children without clogging up the immediate approaches to the school.
These collection points have been carefully selected based on where the pupils are going, with the support of the police. The police in fact meet each month with the parents' committee not only to identify the most suitable parking areas, but also to enforce the school bus parking zones, pedestrian crossings, etc.
The lines, which are put in place in the spring, are always accompanied by teachers, who also bring any children back to school whose parents were not at the rendezvous point on time: so there is no waiting around for parents who are late. The scheme is constantly assessed and improved, particularly thanks to the involvement of parents.