All aboard the Arriva London bus to celebrate World Book Day
Local Haringey pre-school pupils were again treated to a very special way to celebrate World Book Day last Thursday (3rd March) with a shiny, red Arriva London Bus.
Veena Sharma, Assistant Head for Parental Involvement at Rowland Hill Nursery and Children’s Care Centre, is always looking for ways to get the pupils engaged in World Book Day, so called again on Arriva London to see if they could help as they had previously in 2013.
Pupils, parents and teachers from the Rowland Centre took turns to board the Arriva London bus in White Hart Lane, where customer services officer Sharon Barry lead the children in singing “The wheels on the bus”, and with bus driver colleagues Helen and Sharon, read excerpts from ‘The Naughty Bus’ story book.
Veena said: “I just want to say a big thank you again for the wonderful input from Arriva London with our World Book Day celebrations. The children and staff really enjoyed your contributions. The children were so excited and had so much fun singing the wheels on the bus.”
The staff also had a great time, with one teacher commenting: “The Arriva London staff were wonderful with the children, making them feel so welcome.”
Arriva London’s Sharon commented:-
“It was great fun and a real gift to be able to get involved in such an event. To see the children’s’ faces light up and listen so intently to the stories, it’s a great way to introduce them to books and the fun of reading”.
Published : Tue 7th Nov. 2017 - Wed 6th Dec. 2017
As the festive season approaches, we all look forward to the good-will of giving and receiving, and this was truly illustrated last week when members of our staff made a tour of London, on our open top bus, to meet representatives of some of their charities they give to through their Payroll Giving and celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Arriva London scooped three awards at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards held in November.
Arriva London collected three prestigious awards at the UK Bus Awards held at the historic Troxy cinema venue in Limehouse, East London.
This year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, on 11th November, was an amazing cause for celebration, not only to welcome in the new Lord Mayor, but also to celebrate another year of Platinum giving by our wonderfully generous Payroll Givers.
Route 175 operates with 16 double-deck vehicles from our Barking garage, with a twelve-minute frequency during the day. Route 103 operates from our Grays garage with 14 buses, with an eight-minute daytime frequency.
Preparations are complete for our display entry in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday. The Arriva London theme again this year is to celebrate the enormous contribution our staff make to charities through the Payroll Giving scheme. With over 1,000 staff supporting over 160 charities every week, and over £1,000,000 having been given in the last five years.