Pupils Take 90 Second Bus Journey To Eat School Dinner

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

Pupils takes 90 second bus journey to eat lunch

Heard the one about the school lunch bus which shuttles kids down the road to eat?

At school dinner time a primary school in Langley, Berkshire, shuttles children from their school to their canteen – which is housed in a former pub down the road.

The canteen is so close that it takes just 90 seconds door to door, however the journey includes a busy road.

The road does have a pelican crossing, but teachers claim the lights don't stay on long enough to allow a whole class to cross.

The school has asked for a zebra crossing to be installed at a cost of £40,000, or for a lollipop lady to be hired to assist. Until one of these measures is put into place, the bus which moves 460 pupils between Langley Hall Primary Academy and the Harrow pub building will continue.

Dr Patricia Sutlieff, chairman of trustees and governors told Metro: "This is the safest and quickest way of getting them there, and it is working very well.

"We are making it work the best we can. A lot depends on the council's final decision about the roads near us. We could continue the current system indefinitely."

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