'Walking bus' improves school attendance
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School's 'walking bus' scheme helps reduce absenteeism

A primary school has devised a simple and effective way of reducing lateness and absenteeism among children.

Inzievar Primary, in Oakley near Dunfermline, started a scheme to encourage the children to walk together to school in groups.

The groups, led by adults, collect pupils at a stop near their home.

Headteacher Jane Gray said the scheme has already had an impact on the attendance and performance of some children.

BBC Scotland's education correspondent Jamie McIvor reports.

  • 25 Jan 2017